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Beck Depression Inventory - Beck Depression Test


What is this test?

The Beck Depression Inventory is a test that is used to measure the level of depression that a person has. The test has been used for nearly fifty years since it was first created by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and is used as a means of allowing a person to determine what types of treatments are needed for one’s depression.

The test is used in that it asks a person a number of questions involving one’s behaviors and habits. The results of these questions will be tallied and scored to where a proper result can be found. The results of this test can work to suggest whether or not one is depressed.

There are various questions in the test

There are various questions on this test that deal with the many signs of depression. For example, these questions can deal with things like how often one feels sad, when a person feels guilty about something, how one’s appetite has changed and how much interest a person has in different things and activities.

All of these questions will work with four different answer choices. These choices work to determine how intense one’s case of depression is. The measurements will work to see that one’s mind is in a positive manner or if a person is depressed in some form.

How are the answers measured?

The answers on one’s test will be measured with a series of numbers. Each answer on a test will relate to a specific number. When the numbers are added up a proper result of the test can be found. A higher number result will suggest that a person is dealing with a substantial amount of depression in one’s life and that the problem that one has should be fixed as soon as possible. The results of this test can truly be important to one’s life.

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