Diagnosis of major depression in cancer patients according to four sets of criteria.

Journal Article

Diagnoses of major depression in 152 cancer patients differed as much as 13% depending on the diagnostic system used. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression were useful tools for screening patients with depressive symptoms but frequently misclassified those who had no major depression according to one or more of the criteria-based diagnostic systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kathol, RG; Mutgi, A; Williams, J; Clamon, G; Noyes, R

Published Date

  • August 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 147 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1021 - 1024

PubMed ID

  • 2375435

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2375435

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.147.8.1021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States