The Bech, Hamilton and Zung Scales for Mood Disorders: Screening and Listening

A Twenty Years Update with Reference to DSM-IV and ICD-10

  • Per Bech

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Per Bech
    Pages 1-7
  3. Per Bech
    Pages 85-86

About this book


In its second edition this volume covers the most frequently used mood rating scales such as the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) and the Zung Scale. The Major Depression Rating Scale has been revised to correspond more strictly to ICD-10. A new appendix combines didactically the WHO (Ten) Well-Being Questionnaire, the WHO (ICD-10) criteria for depression, and the Major Depression Rating Scale. Furthermore, the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia has been included. The scoring sheets and the corresponding manuals of the scales are presented along with documentation of both internal (coherence) and external (discriminating and predictive) validity.


ICD-10 MASTERING DEPRESSION Mood disorers Outcome Research Rating Scales depression mood disorder quality of life schizophrenia

Authors and affiliations

  • Per Bech
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric InstituteFrederiksborg General HospitalHillerødDenmark

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64729-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61169-8
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