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Table 3 Outline of Depression dimension scale. Table shows key points and ranges on the D dimensions together with the criteria defining the ranges. More details including explicit guidelines for ratings can be found in page 4 of the BADDS rating guidelines (Appendix A).

From: The Bipolar Affective Disorder Dimension Scale (BADDS) – a dimensional scale for rating lifetime psychopathology in Bipolar spectrum disorders

Range on D dimension Criterion defining range
0 No evidence of depressive features during lifetime
1 – 19 At least one sub-minor depression episode (as defined in BADDS guidelines)
20–39 At least one minor depression episode (as defined in BADDS guidelines)
40–49 At least one major depression episode of mild severity (as defined in BADDS guidelines)
50–59 At least one major depression episode of moderate severity (as defined in BADDS guidelines)
60–79 At least one major depression episode of severe severity (as defined in BADDS guidelines) but never experienced incapacitating depressive episode (as defined in BADDS guidelines).
80–100 At least one incapacitating major depression episode (as defined in BADDS guidelines)