CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES DEPRESSION SCALE (CES-D)

n. a self-administered screening test which is commonly-used to assess a person's depression quotient. On a 20-item rating scale, this self-report reveals depressive feelings and unusual behaviors observed from the previous week and rates them into a quantitative measure. Developed by NIMH researcher Lenore Sawyer Radloff in 1971.

CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES DEPRESSION SCALE (CES-D): "The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a self-report which screens and scores an indidivual in terms of depression. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES DEPRESSION SCALE (CES-D)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/center-for-epidemiologic-studies-depression-scale-ces-d/ (accessed August 18, 2018).
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