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Diagnosis of major depression in cancer patients according to four sets of criteria.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City 55242.
American Journal of Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 13.56). 09/1990; 147(8):1021-4.
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ABSTRACT Diagnoses of major depression in 152 cancer patients differed as much as 13% depending on the diagnostic system used. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression were useful tools for screening patients with depressive symptoms but frequently misclassified those who had no major depression according to one or more of the criteria-based diagnostic systems.

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