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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales

The PHQ-9 is a 9-question less specific version of the PHQ: 8 questions are scored on scale and 1 question on functional impairment. This screening instrument identifies depression and panic disorder and assesses stress and functionality, including gender-specific sources of stress.

The PHQ-9 was developed by Robert L. Spitzer, MD, and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

You can also download a printable version, scoring instructions, or continue with the Patient Health Questionnaire.

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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales
1 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by little interest or pleasure in doing things.

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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales
2 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless.

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PHQ-9

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3 / 10

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How often have you been bothered by trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much.

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PHQ-9

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4 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by feeling tired or having little energy.

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PHQ-9

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5 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by poor appetite or overeating.

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PHQ-9

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6 / 10

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How often have you been bothered by feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down.

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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales
7 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television.

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8 / 10

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How often have you been bothered by 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.

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PHQ-9

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9 / 10

Over the last 2 weeks...

How often have you been bothered by thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way.

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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales
10 / 10

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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PHQ-9

Clinical Scales

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