What does the CES-D measure?

Description of Measure: The Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D), originally published by Radloff in 1977, is a 20-item measure that asks caregivers to rate how often over the past week they experienced symptoms associated with depression, such as restless sleep, poor appetite, and feeling lonely.

What screening tools can we use to screen for depression in pediatric patients?

The most common screening tests for MDD in children and teens are the Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A) and the Beck Depression Inventory- Primary Care Version.

Is the PHQ-9 validated for children?

In addition, because the instrument is based on DSM-IV criteria, the same 9-items are used in adults to establish probable depressive disorder diagnoses as well as to grade depressive symptom severity. Despite wide use in adult populations, the PHQ-9 has not been validated in adolescent populations.

Is the PHQ-9 validated in teens?

Despite wide use in adult populations, the PHQ-9 has not been validated in adolescent populations.

Can the CES-D scale be used as a screen for depression?

1 Department of Epidermiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia 29208. The performance of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) as a screen for depression was explored in a two-stage epidemiological study of adolescents.

Is there a screening for depression in children and adolescents?

Remember that screening for depression can be complex and is only an initial step. Further evaluation is required for children and adolescents identified through a screening process. Further evaluation is also warranted for children or adolescents who exhibit depressive symptoms but who do not screen positive.

What is the online teenage depression self-test?

The online depression self-test, which has been designed regarding specific symptoms of teenage depression, is an effective free screening tool to identify a probable instance of this potentially life-threatening mental disorder. This online teenage depression test can help determine whether you might have the symptoms of depressive disorder. 1.

What is the CES-D used for?

The CES-D has been used successfully across wide age ranges (Lewinsohn et al., 1997), is sensitive to differences between caregivers and non-caregivers (Pinquart & Sorensen, 2003), and is sensitive to changes in caregiver depressive symptoms after intervention (Pinquart & Sorensen, 2006).