- Dec 2, 2019
What is an accurate online depression test? Each one I take has different results.
Hi Rider,What is an accurate online depression test? Each one I take has different results.
Can you supply a reference or link to the "NHS test"? I think you'll find that no such thing exists!!!I use the NHS Assessment routinely.
Hi Capt Hooke,Can you supply a reference or link to the "NHS test"? I think you'll find that no such thing exists!!!
One of the earliest "ranking tests" for depression was devised by an American doctor called Hamiliton Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression - Wikipedia way back in the early 1960's, though, in one form or another, it is still in use to day. There is a good chance that the test the NHS has given you is based on Hamilton and one reason is that he didn't copyright it and it's in the public domain and so free to use. There have been been more recent tests developed, but some have been copyrighted, so a fee must be paid to use them.
Naturally, doctors love to use rating scales because quantifying parameters is an essential feature of a science and doctors of psychiatry and psychology would love to believe, and have their patients believe, that they too are working in a scientific discipline. Well, dream on, and when/if you ever have a test which predicts suicidal outcomes, come back and tell us about that because that would warrant attention!
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