Modifying the Beck Depression Inventory: A Rejoinder to Steer and Beck Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Regarding our recent paper in this journal, Steer and Beck agree that it is inadvisable to use the short version of the Beck Depression Inventory as a substitute for the standard version. They take issue, however, with our recommendations for making the standard scale more compatible with DSM-III and Research Diagnostic Criteria. The present paper provides further clarification and justification for these proposed modifications.

publication date

  • December 1985