Children's Depression Inventory 2

  • Maria Kovacs, PhD

Children's Depression Inventory 2™ (CDI 2) is a brief self-report test that helps assess cognitive, affective and behavioral signs of depression in children and adolescents.

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  • CDI 2 Manual (Print)
    0158044568 Qualification Level B


  • CDI 2 Long Form Quikscore Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158044576 Qualification Level B


  • CDI 2 Short Form Quikscore Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158044983 Qualification Level B


  • CDI 2 Parent Report Quikscore Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158044975 Qualification Level B


  • CDI 2 Teacher Form Quikscore Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158044991 Qualification Level B



Publication date:
Age range:
7 through 17 years
Reading level:
2nd grade
Qualification level:


Two: CDI 2 and CDI 2 Short

Product Details

The Children’s Depression Inventory 2 contains 28 items, each of which consists of three statements. For each item, the individual is asked to select the statement that best describes their feelings. The assessment is designed for a variety of situations, including schools, child guidance clinics, pediatric practices, and child psychiatric settings.


  • Assess self-reported key symptoms of depression, such as a child’s feelings of worthlessness and loss of interest in activities.
  • Support early identification and diagnosis.
  • Conduct clinical research.
  • Score and evaluate results easily with the specially-designed QuikScore format.
  • Target core aspects of childhood depression with brief and easy to administer items.
  • Administer multi-rater system for comprehensive evaluation, or a short 10-item version.


The CDI 2 normative sample includes 1,100 children aged 7 to 17 years from 26 different states in the U.S. Used by clinicians and counselors, The Children’s Depression Inventory 2 tests using two scales: Emotional Problems and Functional Problems. Four subscales are also reported:

  • Negative Mood/Physical Symptoms
  • Negative Self-Esteem
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Ineffectiveness