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Welcome to the AutoSIGH.

Automated Structured Interview for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale with Atypical Depression Supplement


There are many gradations between major depression, minor depression, feeling blue and feeling normal. Without a clinical assessment, it can be confusing to know where you stand, yet the information is very important for deciding whether to seek help - or if you're already taking a treatment, for monitoring your progress.


The AutoSIGH asks about all aspects of depression, both emotional and physical. There are about 25 questions - the exact number depends on how you answer. This can take from 10-20 minutes, so if you don't have time for this now, please exit and come back later.


The AutoSIGH is anonymous and confidential and the restults are yours only. We provide immediate feedback, with the option to print out results, but our database cannot tie your information back to you. While CET will not be able to intervene if you are suffering a clinical depression, we will offer useful resourcces.


The AutoSIGH tells you where you stand right now, this week. Keep a weekly record of your AutoSIGH scores to monitor your improvement (or worsening). This will help you decide what to do next.

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Automated Structured Interview for the Hamilton Depression Scale with Atypical Depression Supplement (AutoSIGH)

Michael Terman, Ph.D. (1-4), Thomas M. White, M.D. (1,5), Janet B.W. Williams, D.S.W. (1,6)

1. Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
2. Clinical Chronobiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute
3. Center for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
4. Center for Environmental Therapeutics, New York
5. Bureau of Mental Health Informatics, New York State Office of Mental Health
6. Biometrics Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute


The AutoSIGH was designed for CET based on: Williams JBW, Link MJ, Terman M. Structured Interview Guide for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale - Seasonal Affective Disorder Version - Self-Rating Version. New York, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1998.


The AutoSIGH can be used by anyone experiencing or suspecting depression, whether or not it is seasonal.


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