The Children’s Depression Inventory 2 (CDI 2) is a comprehensive multi-rater assessment of depressive symptoms in children aged 7 to 17 years. Depressive symptomatology is quantified by the CDI-2 based on reports from children/adolescents, teachers and parents.
Based on the Original CDI, the CDI-2 retains many of the essential features of its predecessorand introduces a number of important refinements. The updated version includes new items that focus on the core aspects of childhood depression, revised scales that are more reliable and valid, as well as new norms that are representative of the U.S. population.
Also updated and enhanced are the normative samples of the Parent and Teacher forms. Together, the inventories are a family of tools that accurately assess the presence and the severity of depressive symptoms.