Year: 1986 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.73, no.5, (1986), p.544-548 SIEC No: 19860272

The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Scale was evaluated in 44 depressed inpatients. All items of the scale occurred frequently in the sample; the scale exhibited construct & concurrent validity relative to the Hamilton Depression Scale & the concepts of endogenous & nonendogenous depression. Sleep disturbance, reduced appetite & suicidal thoughts correlated poorly with the remainder of the scale. Reasons for this finding are discussed. 14 refs.