score was also higher for those in the allergen-specific IgE-positive group who had atypical depression (a mean of 6.9, compared with 5.13 for their counterparts in the allergen-specific IgE negative group).
Commonly used assessments include the SIGH-SAD and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID) seasonal pattern specifier module.
The SIGH-SAD measures symptom severity and provides recovery criteria based on changes in scores during treatment.
* Structured Interview Guide for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale--Seasonal Affective Disorder Version (SIGH-SAD).
Seven patients who continued the treatment for 2 additional weeks improved their mean SIGH-SAD
scores by 59% from baseline.
, which emphasizes somatic symptoms, found combination therapy to be most effective, but when outcome was defined by BDI-II, which focuses on cognitive, behavioral, and affective elements of depression, CBT alone fared best.