Diagnosis of Major Depression by Self-Report

Scott Wetzler, Rene Kahn, Timothy J. Strauman, Alan Dubro

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The Sympton Checklist-90 (SCL-90), Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) test profiles of inpatients and outpatients with DSM-III major depression (n = 48) were contrasted with the test profiles of a control group of patients with diverse psychiatric disorders (n = 68). In addition, the diagnostic efficiency of the relevant depression subscales for the diagnosis of major depression were examined. The results indicated that the three self-report tests may be used to diagnose DSM-III major depression, and that the depressed patients had characteristic test profiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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