In this post I link to four resources on the assessment of depression recommended by Free, brief, and validated: Standardized instruments for low-resource mental health settings [PubMed Abstract] [Full-Text HTML] [Full-Text PDF]. Cogn Behav Pract. 2015 Feb 1;22(1):5-19
The above article has been cited by 22 articles in the PubMed Archives.
Depression The Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS) http://www.outcometracker.org 18 18+ S X X X X Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D) http://www.outcometracker.org 17 18+ C X The Inventory of Depressive Symptoms and the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptoms (IDS and QIDS) http://www.ids-qids.org 30
18+ S and C X X X X Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) http://www.phqscreeners.com/ 9 18