Children's Depression Inventory 2

  • Maria Kovacs, PhD
Children's Depression Inventory 2™ (CDI 2) is a brief self-report test that helps assess cognitive, affective and behavioural signs of depression in children and adolescents

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  • CDI 2 HandScoring Complete Kit
    9780749162009 Qualification Level B

    Includes CDI 2 Manual, 25 Self Report QuikScore Forms, 25 Self-Report Short QuikScore Forms, 25 Parent QuikScore Forms, 25 Teacher QuikScore Forms

    In Stock £450.00

  • CDI 2 Parent QuikScore Forms
    9780749162306 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    In Stock £103.20

  • CDI 2 Self-Report QuikScore Forms
    9780749162313 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    In Stock £87.60

  • CDI 2 Manual
    9780749162290 Qualification Level B

    In Stock £109.00

  • CDI 2 Teacher QuikScore Forms
    9780749162337 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    In Stock £84.00


Completion time:

CDI 2: 15-20 minutes; CDI 2 Short: 5 minutes

Publication date:
Age range:
7 through 17 years
Reading Level:
Year 3
Qualification level:


Two: CDI 2 and CDI 2 Short

Product Details

The Children’s Depression Inventory 2 contains 28 items, each of which consists of three statements. For each item, the individual is asked to select the statement that best describes their feelings. The assessment is designed for a variety of situations, including schools, child guidance clinics, pediatric practices, and child psychiatric settings.


  • Assess self-reported key symptoms of depression, such as a child’s feelings of worthlessness and loss of interest in activities.
  • Support early identification and diagnosis.
  • Conduct clinical research.
  • Score and evaluate results easily with the specially-designed QuikScore format.
  • Target core aspects of childhood depression with brief and easy to administer items.
  • Administer multi-rater system for comprehensive evaluation, or a short 10-item version.


The CDI 2 normative sample includes 1,100 children aged 7 to 17 years from 26 different states in the U.S. Used by clinicians and counselors, The Children’s Depression Inventory 2 tests using two scales: Emotional Problems and Functional Problems. Four subscales are also reported:

  • Negative Mood/Physical Symptoms
  • Negative Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Ineffectiveness