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Use of rating scales by consultant psychiatrists

  • Karl Rice (a1) and Peter Donnelly (a2)
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The number and diversity of rating scales and tests of psychiatric status has increased dramatically in the last 20 to 30 years. Tests are in screening, e.g. for dementia the Mini Mental State Examination and the Abbreviated Mental Test; to aid clarification of the diagnosis in difficult cases, e.g. Walton-Black New Word Learning Test, to differentiate between depression and dementia; and in assessing severity of symptoms, e.g. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.

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Use of rating scales by consultant psychiatrists

  • Karl Rice (a1) and Peter Donnelly (a2)
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