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Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)

How to Use

The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II):

  • 1996 revision of the BDI

  • 21-item self-report multiple-choice inventory

  • ~ 10 minutes to complete

  • Widely used indicator of the severity of depression

  • Available in multiple languages

  • Monitors change over time



Sensitivity & Specificity

Sensitivity:  81%
Specificity:  92%


How to Score

BDI-II items are rated on a 4-point scale ranging from 0 to 3 based on severity of each item. The maximum total score is 63.
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