In my Journal Article they are seeing if depression is linked to Chronic Heart Failure and whether or not the Beck Depression Inventory Test Is a reliable test to administer. Results have been said that the Beck Depression Inventory Test is a reliable instrument to assess depression in not only an individual but also in a patient with Chronic Heart Failure. Depression is something that can be a great risk factor when dealing with patients that have Chronic Heart Failure. Types of symptoms that have been said to be assimilated with depression and Chronic Heart Failure are: insomnia, anorexia, sexual impairment, and fatigue. It has been said that ranges can be between thirty one and-fifty one percent in these types of patients. A person with
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This instrument was developed by Aaron T. Beck who is a pioneer cognitive therapist. This instrument is commonly called the BDI and was developed in 1961. It was adapted in 1969 and a copyright was obtained in 1979. In developing the instrument Beck used a series of questions which enabled him to adequately measure the strength severity and complexity of depression. There are two versions of BDI, a long version which has 21 questions mostly used to measure specific symptom common with all patient suffering from depression. The shorter version which is composed of seven questions is meant to be used in a primary healthcare setting, with main purpose to evaluate, and monitor changes in of depression.
Client reported feeling down within the last month and using heroin to cope. Client also reported feeling better and motivated towards the end of the month. Client completed a Beck Depression Inventory in which he scored a 6 indicating normal ups and downs. Client VA records confirm a diagnosis for PTSD and the medication list includes, Sertraline and Setraline HCL, as well as methadone to which the client appears compliant. Client reported he is medication compliant. Client denied any S/I or H/I.
As a counselor to Alan I would used the following 5 assessments. I would use either Beck Depression Inventory or/both Hamilton Depression Inventory to look at the client’s depression. Alan admits to “being mildly depressed but insists, its not something I cant handle”. I think I would used the depression inventory to see where he would fall on the scale of his depression and then see how we can work with Alan. Though the client is well aware of the amount of alcohol or drug he uses. I would still apply both the Alcohol Use Inventory and the Substance Abuse subtle screening inventory. I think once we can show Alan how much alcohol and marijuana is affecting his life and how it will continue to affects his life. After we assess both his depression
In both Arbisi (2001) and Farmer’s (2001) review of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) addresses an area of weaknesses was the prior version BDI lacked the diagnostic questions that related to self esteem, energy level, frustration and lack of interest. Both authors agreed that the change was necessary and now aligns with a full assessment of depression signs (Arbisi, 2001), (Farmer, 2001). It appears from the articles that both authors agree on the improvements and easy administration of the assessment.
Some of the items can be answered briefly. However, most require a lengthier response, using the principles and considerations in evaluating tests that have been discussed in your text and in class.
The Beck Depression Inventory-II was developed by Aaron T. Beck, Gregory K. Brown, and Robert A. Steer. The inventory was published by The Psychological Corporation in San Antonio, Texas in 1996.
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by constant depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. It is the most common mental illness amongst adults but, it can affect people of every age. There are more than three million case per year for depression. Hippocrates was a Greek physician and is considered one of the most considered figures in the history of medicine. He discovered depression and found that it was caused by an imbalance in four body fluids called yellow bile, black bile, phlegm, and blood. Depression greatly impacts people lives by causing problems at work, affecting relationships, and having suicidal thoughts.
The assessment instrument that I administered to one willingly volunteer was the, “Beck Depression Inventory-II” (BDI-II). The BDI-II was developed thanks to the extensive work of Aaron T. Beck, Gregory K. Brown, and Robert A. Steer. However, lets not forget that after their hard work, it was available thanks to The Psychological Corporation in San Antonio, Texas that was the corporation that published the BDI-II, in addition, the date of publication for this instrument was 1996 (Beck et al., 1996). This assessment is used as a self-report analysis based on the client, in this case, the volunteer depressive symptoms. The BDI-II is very easy to read and easy to understand based on the word selection that was selected for this assessment. Based
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The Beck Depression also is known as(BDI) is a series of questions developed to measure the intensity, severity, and depth of depression in patients with psychiatric diagnoses. The inventory contains 21 questions rated from 0 to 3 by the taker with the possible score of 63 points. The questions are experience related to depression such as ¨unhappy” or ¨melancholia”. Beck Depression Inventory can be used at any age. Itś a useful method to test your level of depression. There are split into 6 categories to identify where you stand when taking the test. The three categories are these ups and downs are considered normal, Mild mood disturbance, Borderline clinical depression, moderate depression, severe depression, and extreme depression.
Have you ever wondered what really causes depression? Or how people are even depressed and not just sad? The reason I chose this topic is because I have depression. Not only that but I only know a limited amount of this disorder, and also considering the fact that depression runs along side both of my mom’s and dad’s side of the family. My curiosity grows as I wonder, what does this really mean? Why was i diagnosed with depression? Is depression permanent or can it be cured? How? Where does depression come from? On this journey as i take you into the world of mental health knowledge, you will also get to know a little bit about depression, and maybe answer some of your questions.
A client admits to alcohol dependency on a consistant and regular basis because the loss of job. The client exhibits hopelessness and depression. The client has explained they experiencing insomnia, and decreased energy to do anything. This explains their poor personal hygiene. As the clinician the safety of the client is of the utmost importance.
Depression have become a major problem in our society today. People who haven’t experience depression will not understand how it feel and what it can do to a person. Many people also doesn’t understand what depression is, or how it can related to suicidal ideation. In fact, studies have documented that the majority of young suicide victims had depression at the time of death and most suicide survivors were diagnosed with symptoms of clinical depression at the time of their attempt (Mojs, Biederman, Głowacka, Strzelecki, Ziemska, Samborski 2015). It can affect anyone, from young adolescents to college students to the elderly people. There are many reasons that can make someone have major depression. Such as financial problems, family problems, social problems, school, work, etc. These stressors in our daily life can cause anxiety which can increase our stress level significantly, which then can lead to depression. A research said that anxiety disorder have a high comorbidity with depression and that anxiety occur prior to the onset of depressive disorders in many individuals (Batterham, Christensen, Calear 2013). People who experience depression must find way to cope with depression and know how to get help in order to prevent suicidal ideation. The people surroundings, friends and family, must also find ways to recognize the symptoms of depression, and show understandings in order to help those suffering. This research project will help people understand more about
Max Hamilton created the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and published the original assessment in 1960. The room for improvement of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression was advised, which led to the revision of the assessment in 1994. This assessment is aimed to benefit adults eighteen and older who have been diagnosed with depression. The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression is a 21-item questionnaire administered by interview, that requires an estimate of ten minutes (Reynolds & Kobak, 1995)
The Beck Depression Inventory is a self-administered test, administered in a group setting or individually, that measures the severity of depression symptoms and attitudes of depression (pg 1 of manual). The revised Beck Depression Inventory was specifically designed to assess the severity of depression in clinically diagnosed patients. However, the revised Beck Depression Inventory was not specifically developed to be used as a screening instrument in normal populations or to reflect any specific theory of depression. Although the BDI is oftentimes used for screening in normal populations, it should be used with caution because high BDI scores do not necessarily indicated depression. This provides an indication of the level of intensity a patient’s depression is for the past week including the day of administration for clinicians.