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Background: the beck depression inventory second edition is a revision of the depression questionnaire and a widely used self report measure of depressive symptoms in clinical and non clinical populations. Objective: the purpose of the present study was to investigate psychometric properties of the Persian version of the beck depression inventory second edition among students of shahid chamran university and ahvaz university of medical sciences. Methods: using random multi stage sampling method 468 subjects were selected among the studerts of the mentioned universities in the educational year 89-90. Results: the results of the factor analysis and varimax rotation were indicative of the two factors: cognitive affective and negative attitude somatic symptoms.