Guide to Assessment Scales in Major Depressive Disorder

  • George Alexopoulos
  • Siegfried Kasper
  • Hans-Jürgen Möller
  • Carmen Moreno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. S Kasper, HJ Möller
    Pages 1-5
  3. H. J. Moller
    Pages 7-22
  4. H. J. Moller
    Pages 23-34
  5. Marta Bravo, Maria Mayoral, Alejandra Teresa Laorden, Carmen Moreno
    Pages 35-42
  6. George S. Alexopoulos
    Pages 43-51
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 53-75

About this book


This concise guide provides psychiatrists (including trainees) and general practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the most clinically relevant assessment scales and tools in order to assist with and enhance diagnostic outcomes in depression.

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders across the globe, with a lifetime prevalence across all people of 8-10%. Despite being relatively common, depression remains severely underdiagnosed across all age groups and nationalities.


Assessment scales Depression Major depressive disorder Neuropsychological screening Psychiatric assessment Psychiatry

Authors and affiliations

  • George Alexopoulos
    • 1
  • Siegfried Kasper
    • 2
  • Hans-Jürgen Möller
    • 3
  • Carmen Moreno
    • 4
  1. 1.Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric PsyCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatry and PsychotherapyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Psychiatry and PsychotherapyLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany
  4. 4.Gregorio Marañón Psychiatry DepartmentComplutense University School of MedicinMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Adis, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04626-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04627-3
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