Use of scales in clinical practice

Allan A. Anderson

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A wide range of measures are available for depression and other psychiatric conditions. Examples of scales briefly described here detect depression, mania, anxiety, psychotic symptoms, and cognitive function. Scales are generally either self- or clinician-administered. Clinician-administered rating scales do not replace the diagnostic interview but can provide additional information on the patient's condition that can guide treatment. Clinicians are encouraged to choose scales that are brief, easy to score, and have proven validity and reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)508-514
Number of pages7
JournalDrug Benefit Trends
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • CARS-M
  • HAM-D
  • Psychiatric scales
  • YMRS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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