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What is the difference between using the BDI-II in a clinical, non-clinical, or research setting?

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1. I need help with a short summary (at least 250 words) of the attached journal article.

The article, Comparison of the Beck Depression Inventory- II and the inventory to diagnosed depression: Implications for community college counselors, by Craig and Norton (2000).

The purpose of this article is "to provide community college counselors with a brief review of the construct and discriminant validities of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) and the Inventory to Diagnose Depression (IDD)" (Craig & Norton, 2000, p. 496), which is based on the existing literature. Knowing the construct and discriminant validates of the BDI-II and IDD as provided in the test manuals, the authors contend that the community college counselors may use them with knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of each instrument. More specifically, the authors discuss symptoms of Major Drepressive Disorder (MDD), considerations in the differential diagnosis of MDD from anxiety disorders, the construct and discriminant validities of the BDI-II and the IDD, and the implications of the findings for community college counselors (Craig & Norton, 2000).

There is some support for discriminant validity of BDI-II. For example, Beck found that the BDI-II was more positively correlated with the revised Hamilton Psychiatric Rating Scale for Depression than with the revised Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (Beck et al., 1996, p.590). Steer et al. (1997, as cited in Craig & Norton, 2000) compared the self-ratings on the BDI-II with the scores obtained on the Anxiety and ...

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Assists in summarizing the attached journal article "Comparison of the Beck Depression inventory- BDI-II and the inventory to diagnose depression: Implications for community college counsellors" (Craig & Norton, 2000). Based on the article, it also discusess the question: What is the difference between using the BDI-II in a clinical, non-clinical, or research setting. References are provided.

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