A service of CET offered anonymously and free of charge.
Please note that the information from these self-assessments is meant to be shared with
your doctor or therapist, and is not a substitute for advice from these professionals.
Symptoms of depression can be
emotional, physical, or cognitive, and when they
occur during the year can determine
the choice of treatment. To what extent
do you follow a seasonal time course?
How much of a lark or owl are you, compared with other people? When does your internal clock think you should be going to sleep? If you are considering light therapy, what would be the most effective time of day for you?
Whether or not you’re under treatment for depression, it is important to track whether you improve, get worse, or stay the same. You should know your score and details about your symptom pattern, which can facilitate discussions with your doctor.
CET’s clinical assessment tools were designed and produced by the Clinical Chronobiology and Biometrics Research groups at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute. The instruments provide state-of-the-art structured interviews for clinicians to rate the severity of depression (including atypical symptoms) and hypomania, and self-rating versions for patient to complete for clinician review.
In addition, there is a diagnostic interview for atypical depression keyed to DSM criteria for atypical features, and an up-to-date version of the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire, which is also presented online on our website. For patients considering light therapy, there is a structured eye-screening chart for optometrists and ophthalmologists, and a sleep log to track the prescribed interval for light therapy. A comprehensive symptom survey, administered pre- and posttreatment, captures the scope of potential treatment-emergent adverse effects.
The patient completes a questionnaire and returns it for scoring and feedback discussion with the clinician, or self-scores with an interpretation guide.
The patient engages in a structured interview with the clinician or assistant, or completes a self-report questionnaire followed by discussion with the clinician.
Current or retrospective rating scales for diagnostic or severity assessment of depressive symptoms and seasonality, administered by interview or self-report.
Current and retrospective rating scales for diagnostic or severity assessment of symptoms of mania, hypomania, and hyperthymia, administered by interview or self-report.
Questionnaire on the habitual or preferred timing of daily activities, including score correlations with melatonin onset, sleep pattern, and response to timed light therapy.
We are delighted with the reception of our structured interviews, self-reports, and structured eye exam by the clinical community.
Our complete collection of 14 instruments, with instructions and overview, is available here as a PDF packet at $25.
The set is offered without charge for readers of our treatment manual, Chronotherapeutics for Affective Disorders, which contains a coupon code on p. 114 (first edition, 2009) or p. 122 (second edition, 2013), for use at checkout.
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The collection includes assessment instruments developed at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and assigned to the Center for Environmental Therapeutics for distribution to the profession.
I agree to use the instruments, or reproductions of them, only in clinical practice or classroom instruction. For use of the structured interviews and chronotype assessments in clinical trials, I will contact the Mapi Research Trust for terms and policy.
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The Mapi Research manages the licensing, distribution, and coordination and development of translations and electronic versions of the CET’s scales.
These instruments provide state-of-the-art structured interviews for clinicians to rate the severity of depression (including atypical symptoms)
and hypomania, and self-rating versions for patients to complete for clinician review.
To access CET's instruments, please visit: eprovide.mapi-trust.org.