DEPRESSION. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is the most common screening tool to identify depression. It is available in Spanish, as well as in a modified version for adolescents.; The MacArthur Foundation Initiative on Depression and Primary Care has created a Depression Tool kit is intended to help primary care clinicians recognize and manage depression. Screen yourself or a family member for an anxiety disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD, or a phobia. The information will not be recorded or shared. Rather, the goal is for the results of the test to be shared with your doctor to inform further conversations about diagnosis and treatment. Read more about online mental health screenings.
PHQ-9 Patient Depression Questionnaire For initial diagnosis: 1. Patient completes PHQ-9 Quick Depression Assessment. 2. If there are at least 4 3s in the shaded section (including Questions #1 and #2), consider a depressive. screening tool in the clinical setting to facilitate assessment of depression in older adults especially when baseline measurements are compared to subsequent scores. It does not assess for suicidality. FOLLOW-UP: The presence of depression warrants prompt intervention and treatment. The GDS may be used to monitor depression over timeCited by: 73.
This topic will review evidence of the effectiveness of screening adults and recommendations for screening for depression in primary care. Depression screening in pregnant and postpartum women, new fathers, children and adolescents, older adults, and oncology patients is . The PHQ-9 is a multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression: n The PHQ-9 incorporates DSM-IV depression diagnostic criteria with other leading major depressive symptoms into a brief self-report tool. n The tool rates the frequency of the symptoms which factors into the scoring.
When screening for depression the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) can be used first (it has a 97% sensitivity and a 67% specificity). If this is positive, the PHQ-9 can then be used, which has 61% sensitivity and 94% specificity in adults. Dec 01, 2009 · Depression causes significant suffering and is commonly seen in primary care. Because primary care providers sometimes fail to identify patients as depressed, systematic screening programs in primary care may be of use in improving outcomes in depressed patients. Depression screening is predicated on the notion that identification will allow effective treatments to be delivered and that the Cited by: 2.