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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales

The full PHQ, and Brief PHQ can be used to establish provisional diagnoses for selected DSM-IV disorders. The Brief PHQ covers depressive disorders and panic disorders.

The Brief PHQ was developed by Robert L. Spitzer, MD, and colleagues.

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - a / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - b / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - c / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - d / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - e / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - f / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - g / 8

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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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - h / 8

Over the last 2 weeks...

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-Brief

Clinical Scales
1 - i / 8

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-Brief

Clinical Scales
2 - a / 8

Anxiety

In the last 4 weeks, have you had an anxiety attack — suddenly feeling fear or panic?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
2 - b / 8

Anxiety

Has this ever happened before?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
2 - c / 8

Anxiety

Do some of these attacks come suddenly out of the blue — that is, in situations where you don’t expect to be nervous or uncomfortable?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
2 - d / 8

Anxiety

Do these attacks bother you a lot or are you worried about having another attack?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
2 - e / 8

Anxiety

During your last bad anxiety attack, did you have symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, your heart racing or pounding, dizziness or faintness, tingling or numbness, or nausea or upset stomach?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
3 / 8

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-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - a / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by worrying about your health?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - b / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by your weight or how you look?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - c / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by little or no sexual desire or pleasure during sex?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - d / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by difficulties with husband/wife, partner/lover, or boyfriend/girlfriend?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - e / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by the stress of taking care of children, parents, or other family members?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - f / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by stress at work outside of the home or at school?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - g / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by financial problems or worries?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - h / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by having no one to turn to when you have a problem?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
4 - i / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by something bad that happened recently?

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PHQ-Brief

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4 - j / 8

In the last 4 weeks...

How much have you been bothered by thinking or dreaming about something terrible that happened to you in the past – like your house being destroyed, a severe accident, being hit or assaulted, or being forced to commit a sexual act?

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PHQ-Brief

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5 / 8

In the last year, have you been hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise physically hurt by someone, or has anyone forced you to have an unwanted sexual act?

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PHQ-Brief

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6 / 8

What is the most stressful thing in your life right now?

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PHQ-Brief

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7 / 8

Are you taking any medicine for anxiety, depression or stress?

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PHQ-Brief

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8 - a / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Which best describes your menstrual periods?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales
8 - b / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

During the week before your period starts, do you have a serious problem with your mood - like depression, anxiety, irritability, anger or mood swings

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PHQ-Brief

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8 - c / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Do these problems go away by the end of your period?

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PHQ-Brief

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8 - d / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Have you given birth within the last 6 months?

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PHQ-Brief

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8 - e / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Have you had a miscarriage within the last 6 months?

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PHQ-Brief

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8 - f / 8

Menstruation, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Are you having difficulty getting pregnant?

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PHQ-Brief

Clinical Scales

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