[The shortened Beck depression inventory (13 items). Study of the concurrent validity with the Hamilton scale and Widlöcher's retardation scale]

Encephale. Mar-Apr 1986;12(2):77-9.
[Article in French]


The present study on 50 depressed subjects (Research Diagnostic Criteria of Feighner) has shown on the one hand a weak correlation between the shortened Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and on the other hand of the shortened Beck Depression Inventory and the Widlöcher Retardation Rating Scale. Both correlations do not differ significantly.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*