What is remission in HAM-D?

Abstract. Background: In 1991, the recommendations of a consensus conference were that a cutoff of 7 on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) be used to define remission from depression, and since then this has been the most commonly used definition of remission.

What does HAM-D mean?

The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), also called the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), sometimes also abbreviated as HAM-D, is a multiple-item questionnaire used to provide an indication of depression, and as a guide to evaluate recovery.

What is HAM-D score used for?

The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D or HDRS) is the most commonly used instrument for assessing symptoms of depression. It has been used in many key studies of depression and its treatment.

How do you read a HAM-D score?

In general the higher the total score the more severe the depression. HAM-D score level of depression: 10 – 13 mild; 14-17 mild to moderate; >17 moderate to severe. Assessment is recommended at two weekly intervals.

Who can administer the HAM-D?

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) The scale is administered by a health care professionals and contains 21 items, but is scored based on the first 17 items, which are measured either on 5-point or 3-point scales.

What does a depression score of 24 mean?

0–6: no depression. 7–17: mild depression. 18–24: moderate depression. 24: severe depression. 105.

What is the best scale for depression?

Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) The scale is an adaptation of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and has a greater sensitivity to change over time. The scale can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes.

What do a score of 5 on the Geriatric Depression Scale?

Scores of 0-4 are considered normal, depending on age, education, and complaints; 5-8 indicate mild depression; 9-11 indicate moderate depression; and 12-15 indicate severe depression.