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Major Depression Inventory
(MDI)
Reference: Bech P, Rasmussen N, Olsen R, Noerholm V, Abildgaar W.
The sensitivity and specificity of the MDI using the present State Examination as the index of diagnostic validity.
Journal of Affective Disorders. 66:159–164 (2001).

 

The following questions ask how you have been feeling over the last two weeks. Please put a tick in the box which is closest to have you have been feeling.

How much of the time ...

All of the time
Most of the time
Slightly more than half of the time
Slightly less than half of the time
Some of the time
At no time

1.

have you felt low in spirits or sad?

2.

have you lost interest in your daily activities?

3.

have you felt lacking in enery or strength?

4.

have you felt less self-confident?

5.

have you had a bad conscience of feelings of guilt?

6.

have you felt that life was not worth living?

7.

have you had difficulties concentrating eg when reading the newspaper or watching TV?

8a.

have you felt very restless?

8b.

have you felt subdued or slowed down?

9.

have you had trouble sleeping at night?

10a.

have you suffered from reduced appetite?

10b.

have you suffered from increased appetite?

 

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