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Table 1 SDS Melancholia items and their Beta weights (Standardised) as predictors of SDS total score

From: The role of Melancholia in prostate cancer patients' depression

SDS item Beta weight
20. I still enjoy doing the things I used to .262
17. I feel I am useful and needed .220
15. I am more irritable than usual .197
18. My life is pretty full .178
5. I eat as much as I used to .161
13. I am restless and can't keep still .152
6. I still enjoy sex .145
2. Morning is when I feel best .144
19. I feel others would be better off if I were dead .091
9. My heart beats faster than usual .087
7. I notice that I am losing weight .078