Welcome to your Depression Questionnaire PHQ-9

The PHQ-9 is a simple, nine question form used to screen depression and monitor changes in signs/symptoms of depression.  It is appropriate to be used with individuals 12 years of age and older.It can be self-administered or clinician-administered. The PHQ-9 is a multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression: The PHQ-9 incorporates DSM-IV depression diagnostic criteria with other leading major depressive symptoms into a brief self-report tool.

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Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
Select the answer which applies most to you.
Little interest or pleasure in doing things
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
Trouble falling/staying asleep, sleeping too much
Feeling tired or having little energy
Poor appetite or overeating
Feeling bad about yourself or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television.
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.
Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way.
If you checked off any problem on this questionnaire so far, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?

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