The simplicity of the language and layout used in the Carroll Scales ensures ease of use with patients, especially the elderly or seriously depressed.
The CDS and Brief CDS are available in software format, through which Profile Reports can be instantly generated for each CDS or Brief CDS administration.
Areas Measured Include:
- Major Depression
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Melancholic Features
- Atypical Features
The Technical manual presents a collection of 43 research studies and five book chapters that either include the CDS or Brief CDS in their research or comment on the use of the scales.
All the measures of reliability and validity suggest that the Carroll Scales have robust psychometric properties.