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Depression Test

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

During the past two weeks, how often have you experienced the following symptoms: 

Little interest or pleasure in doing things?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday


Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Feeling tired or having little energy?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Poor appetite or overeating?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Feeling bad about yourself - or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed?
Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?

0. Not At All

1. Several Days

2. More than Half of the Days

3. Nearly Everyday

Total: ____/27

Depression Severity: 0-4 none, 5-9 mild, 10-14 moderate, 15-19 moderately severe, 20-27 severe.

Please consult with a psychologist or therapist if your symptoms​ are in the moderate to severe levels. Final diagnosis should be made with clinical interview and mental status examination including assessment of patient’s level of distress and functional impairment.

Note about credits

From the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders Patient Health Questionnaire (PRIME-MD PHQ). The PHQ was developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues. The copyright for the PHQ-9 was formerly held with Pfizer, who provided the educational grant for Drs Spitzer, Williams and Kroenke who originally designed it. This is no longer the case and no permission is required to reproduce, translate, display or distribute the PHQ-9.

 

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