CES-DC - Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children
The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children is a 20-item self-report depression inventory for children/adolescents ages 6-17. It is a modified form of the adult scale (CES-D).
1. Choose the answers that best describe feelings/actions in the last week.
2. 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.
15+ can be indicative of significant levels of depressive symptoms
- Weissman MM, Orvaschel H, Padian N. 1980. Children's symptom and social functioning self-report scales: Comparison of mothers' and children's reports. Journal of Nervous Mental Disorders 168(12):736-740.
- Faulstich ME, Carey MP, Ruggiero L, et al. 1986. Assessment of depression in childhood and adolescence: An evaluation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC). American Journal of Psychiatry 143(8):1024-1027.