Is the Beck Depression Inventory Tool Effective?

The Beck Depression Inventory II is a measurement tool used to evaluate depression based on 21 variables. The scale comprises of four points with a range of 0 to 3. The score is arrived at by adding the highest points obtained in all the twenty one (21) variables. The score range can therefore vary from 0 to 63. The Beck Depression Inventory II score can be used to evaluate depression in a population and to determine the degree of depression. The validity of the Beck Depression Inventory II depends on the clinician’s ability to closely look at the depressive symptoms while being keen on the details of the specific variable. This can be helpful in ensuring proper diagnosis as a prerequisite for correct psychological treatment.

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