Psychiatry out of Print


The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale


“A rating scale for depression”


Max Hamilton

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. vol 23 pp 56-62


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A rating scale is described for use in assessing the symptoms of patients diagnosed as suffering from depressive states. The first four latent vectors of the intercorrelation matrix obtained from 49 male patients are of interest, as shown by (a) the factor saturations, (b) the case histories of patients scoring highly in the factors, and (c) the correlation between factor scores and outcome after treatment. The general problem of the relationship between clinical syndromes and factors extracted from the intercorrelations of symptoms is discussed.


Copyright holder: American Psychological Association

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