AIMS: To describe the development and test-retest reliability of a structured interview guide for the MADRS (SIGMA). METHOD: A total of test-retest. The original MADRS is available by clicking here. The structured interview version of the MADRS (SIGMA) is also available as an appendix in the article by . Table 1 shows the correlation between the change in MADRS between weeks. 8 and 14 and each of the RAPS domain as well as the total.

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This test is typically administered by a third-party clinician, but it is provided here informational purposes.

This test may not be as accurate when self-administered, as it relies on a somewhat objective assessment. Specify one of the choices listed below by clicking the dot next to the appropriate statement. These questions concern how the patient has felt over the past week.


Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale

Numbers 1, 3, and 5 do not have their own textual rating of severity, rather, these numbers are representative of levels in between two choices. Representing despondency, gloom and despair, mards than just ordinary transient low spirits reflected in speech, facial expression, and posture.

Rate by depth and inability to brighten up. Representing reports of depressed mood, regardless of whether it is reflected in appearance or not. Includes low spirits, despondency or the feeling of being beyond help and without hope.

Rate according to intensity, duration and the extent to which the mood is reported to be influenced by events. Representing feelings of ill-defined discomfort, edginess, inner turmoil, mental tension mounting to either panic, dread or anguish.

Rate according to intensity, frequency, duration and the extent of reassurance called for. Representing the feeling of a loss of appetite mars with when well.

Rate by loss of desire for food or the need simga force oneself to eat. Rate according to intensity, frequency, and degree of incapacity produced.


structured interview guide for MADRS (SIGMA) – Allie: Abbreviation / Long Form Info.

Representing a difficulty getting started or slowness initiating and performing everyday activities. Representing the subjective experience of reduced interest in the surroundings, or activities that normally give pleasure.

The ability to react with adequate emotion to circumstances or people is reduced. Representing the feeling that life is not worth living, that a natural death would be welcome, suicidal thoughts, and preparations for suicide.

Suicidal attempts should not in themselves influence the rating. Tests About Us Get Help.

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