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Most measures of depression severity are based on the number of reported symptoms, and threshold scores are often used to classify individuals as healthy or depressed. This method – and

Most measures of depression severity are based on the number of reported symptoms, and threshold scores are often used to classify individuals as healthy or depressed. This method – and research results based on it – are valid if depression is a single condition, and all symptoms are equally good severity indicators.

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    • 2015-04-06
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/s12916-015-0325-4
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    Fried, Eiko I., & Nesse, Randolph M. (2015). Depression sum-scores don't add up: why analyzing specific depression symptoms is essential. BMC MEDICINE, 13:72 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0325-4

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