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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