HDCL-C - Johns Hopkins Depression Checklist for Children

The Johns Hopkins Depression Checklist for Children (HDCL-C) is a 38-item checklist used to determine depression in children.
This is an objective measure completed by the parent and has been shown to be sensitive when used to screen for depression, showing change over time.

Special Instructions
Once the patient has submitted it, you may preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your Mobile Note.

Scores Produced
Total Score

Mean Score in Depressed In-patients = 66.8 +/- 13.4
Normal Population Mean Score = 26.4 +/-5.3

Joshi PT, Capozzoli, JA, Coyle, JT. The Johns Hopkins Depression Scale: normative data and validation in child psychiatry patients. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1990;29(2): 283-288.



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