Table 2

Hierarchy of depression symptom severity measurement scales

HierarchyDepression symptom severity measurement scalesAbbreviation
1Children’s Depression Rating ScaleCDRS
2Hamilton Depression Rating ScaleHAMD
3Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating ScaleMADRS
4Beck Depression InventoryBDI
5Children’s Depression InventoryCDI
6Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Aged ChildrenK-SADS
7Mood and Feeling QuestionnaireMFQ
8Reynolds Adolescent Depression ScaleRADS
9Bellevue Index of Depression BID
10Child Depression ScaleCDS
11Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression ScaleCESD
12Child Assessment ScheduleCAS
13Child Behaviour Checklist-DepressionCBCL-D