10.73. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) / Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD, HAM-D)

CamCOPS provides the full HAMD (= HRDS = HRSD) and the abbreviated HAMD-7.

10.73.1. History and guide

See Hamilton (1960), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14399272, and NINDS CDE on HAM-D, http://www.commondataelements.ninds.nih.gov/CRFs/Hamilton%20Depression%20Rating%20Scale%20(HDRS).pdf?CrfId=F0807.

Also Hamilton (1967), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6080235, and Williams (1988) for the SIGH-D, the structured interview (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3395203).

The first 17 items constitute the HDRS-17. The last 4 items are intended to subtype the depression, not rate its severity.

Scoring consensus: from http://www.cnsforum.com/clinicalresources/ratingscales/ratingpsychiatry/depression/

The 7-item abbreviated version is by McIntyre et al. (2005), http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16301700.

10.73.2. Source

HAM-D: NINDS, as above.

HAMD-7: original, and http://www.veterans.gc.ca/public/pages/forms/files/vac654e.pdf

Also http://www.outcometracker.org/scales_library.php.

10.73.3. Intellectual property rights

Public domain.

“The HAM-D is in the public domain.” (NINDS CDE on HAM-D, accessed 2012-09-07.)

10.74. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, 7-item version (HAMD-7)

See the HAMD <hamd>.