The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI®-II) is a well-validated scale enabling a busy, physician, who is not a psychiatrist to quickly and accurately determine whether or not the patient is suffering from a clinical depression. The BDI®-II has 21 questions, each of which has 4 responses, scored from 0 to 3 points. Thus the lowest possible score is 0 and the maximum 63. It was developed for use in the clinical setting with individual patients. It has 2 pages, front and back. This tool is available from Pearson Education, Inc. Pricing and ordering information is available from Pearson’s Assessment and Information Page. The first page of the Beck Depression Inventory is provided below in a sample. Note that Question #9 specifically addresses suicidality.