Hamilton M.

“Development of a rating scale for primary depressive illness.”

Br J Soc Clin Psychol. 1967;6:278-296.

I➜The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), or Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) also abbreviated to HAM-D, is a multiple choice questionnaire that clinicians may use to rate the severity of a patient's major depression. The questionnaire rates the severity of symptoms observed in depression such as low mood, insomnia, agitation, anxiety and weight loss. This instrument is presently one of the most commonly used scales for rating depression in medical research.

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