Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale

Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale

Definition

The 10-item Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) measures severity of depression in individuals 18 years and older. Each item is rated on a 7-point scale. The scale is an adaptation of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and has a greater sensitivity to change over time. The scale can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes.

Domains

Depression

Administrations

Clinician-administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

18 years and above

Estimated time

20 to 30 minutes

Attribution

Montgomery, S.A., & Åsberg, M. (1979). A new depression scale designed to be sensitive to change. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 382-389.