Children's Depression Inventory 2™ (CDI 2™)Qualification Level: B
Maria Kovacs, Ph.D.
The CDI 2 is a revision of the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI). The CDI 2 can be used in both educational and clinical settings to evaluate depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. Authored by Dr. Maria Kovacs, an internationally recognized researcher of childhood and adolescent depressive disorders, the CDI 2 retains many of the essential features of its predecessor, while introducing a number of important refinements. Such refinements include: new items that focus on the core aspects of childhood depression, revised scales, and new norms that are representative of the U.S. population.
The CDI 2 is a comprehensive multi-rater assessment of depressive symptoms in youth aged 7 to 17 years. When results from the CDI 2 are combined with other sources of verified information, the CDI 2 can aid in the early identification of depressive symptoms, the diagnosis of depression and related disorders, as well as, the monitoring of treatment effectiveness.