Purpose/Background
Objectifies degree of depression severity.
Instructions
Ask the patient: “How often have they been bothered by the following over the past 2 weeks?”
References
Kroenke, K., Spitzer, R. L., & Williams, J. B. (2001). The PHQ‐9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Journal of general internal medicine, 16(9), 606-613.

1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things





2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless





3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much





4. Feeling tired or having little energy





5. Poor appetite or overeating





6. Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down





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





8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite – being so figety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual





9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself






RESULTS

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