AssessMD Assessments

Child Major Depressive Disorder Assessment

The AssessMD Child Major Depressive Disorder Assessment is a fully automated, progressive, layered and randomized test with multiple possible measures. Patients will receive an AssessMD Depression rating score that can be used to assess a patient’s level of Depression and track the effectiveness of treatment over time. Results will also identify self-harm or suicide risks.

Additionally, AssessMD recognizes the extensive overlap of symptoms in childhood mental disorders. AssessMD was designed to help the clinician tease apart these symptoms when attempting to arrive at a diagnosis.

AssessMD Child Major Depressive Disorder Assessment

Administration Method
Electronic Tablet or any small device with a standardized web browser (e.g. iPad)
Minimum of 15, Maximum of 22 Randomized Questions, depending on the patient’s likelihood of Depression
Administration Time
2-4 Minutes
  • Indicates the possibility of Depression
  • Indicates if a patient meets DSM-V criteria
  • Evaluates, documents and reports suicidal risk in patients who meet Depression criteria
  • Identifies risks for bullying, self-harm or suicide
Approximates the Score of the Following Tests*
Epidemiologic Studies Depression Rating Scale for Children (CES-DC)
For Use Alone or in Combination with the Following Tests for Differential Diagnosis
  • AssessMD™ Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Assessment
  • AssessMD Child Bipolar Disorder Assessment
  • AssessMD Child Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment
  • AssessMD Child Conduct Disorder Assessment
  • AssessMD Child Oppositional Defiance Disorder Assessment
  • AssessMD Child Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) Assessment

Clinicians can opt to use the AssessMD Child Master Assessment, which includes all of the above tests.

Unlike any other Depression-testing tool, AssessMD utilizes Symptom Level Determination Software (SLDS) to calculate the test results as the patient is completing the AssessMD. Patients who are determined, by SLDS, not to meet testing criteria for Major Depressive Disorder stop after just 15 questions minimizing the time spent on testing. Depression rating scores and the determination regarding whether the patient meets the criteria are then immediately available for clinician review. Other patients, whose scores warrant further testing, will be prompted to complete additional questions to assess for the likelihood suicidality.