E94: The Depressing Truth about Depression Scales with Dr. Cathy Pederson

Episode 94 October 25, 2022 00:40:36
E94: The Depressing Truth about Depression Scales with Dr. Cathy Pederson
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E94: The Depressing Truth about Depression Scales with Dr. Cathy Pederson

Oct 25 2022 | 00:40:36

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Cathy Pederson Jill Brook

Show Notes

Dr. Pederson just published a new study looking at assessing depression in people with chronic invisible illness.  The results are both depressing and enlightening. We need our healthcare practitioners and researchers to understand the contamination from many of these scales with somatic (bodily) symptoms that overinflates depression scores for many in our communty.

The paper discussed in the episode: The Depressing Truth About Depression Scales for People with Chronic Invisible Illness

Best depression scale for chronic illness (in 2022): Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale

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