Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Definition

The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) is the most widely used clinician-administered depression assessment scale. The scale contains 17 variables. Some are defined in terms of a series of categories of increasing intensity, while others are defined by a number of equal-valued terms.

Domains

Depression

Administrations

Clinician-administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

Adults

Estimated time

20 to 30 minutes

Attribution

Hamilton M. A RATING SCALE FOR DEPRESSION. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 1960;23:56-62.