Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) Flow

Beck Depression Inventory flow


The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), created by Aaron T. Beck, is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory, one of the most widely used psychometric tests for measuring the severity of depression [1]. The BDI has been revised in 1996, partially due to concerns about the influence of somatic symptoms from medical illness on BDI scores. It is now named as BDI-II [2]. Its development marked a shift among mental health professionals, who had until then, viewed depression from a psychodynamic perspective, instead of it being rooted in the patient's own thoughts.

The Beck Depression Inventory flow contains the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaire and associated calculation. After form submission, the Beck Depression Inventory calculation is executed automatically. It's easy to extend this flow with conditional logic based on the interpretation of the Beck Depression Inventory calculation.

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) questionnaire

The BDI consists of 21 questions about how the subject has been feeling in the two last weeks. Each answer being scored on a scale value of 0 to 3.

Click here to open the Dutch version of the BDI-II


Total scores ranges from 0 to 63. Higher total scores indicate more severe depressive symptoms.


[1] Beck AT, Ward CH, Mendelson M, Mock J, Erbaugh J. An Inventory for Measuring Depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1961;4(6):561–571. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1961.01710120031004\
[2] A.T. Beck, R. Steer, G.K. Brown Manual for the Beck Depression Inventory-II Psychological Corporation, San Antonio,TX (1996)

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