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PHQ-9 Depression Screening Tool
Depression Screening Tool Patient Health Questionnaire evaluates the depressive symptoms a patient may experience to determine depression severity.
The PHQ 9 belongs to a series of mental health questionnaires that evaluate patient symptoms in search of a mental disorder, in this case, depression.
The tool consists of 9 items that relate to different depressive symptoms.
The patient is asked whether they consider they experience those symptoms, and if so, to rate the frequency.
The following table introduces the association between the PHQ 9 scores and depression severity stages:
Score Severity Recommendations:
0 – 4 None No specific recommendations
5 – 9 Mild Monitoring symptoms
10 – 19 Moderate Referring for treatment
20 – 27 Severe Starting treatment and monitoring
If you feel your are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of depression, it is recommended that you seek an assessment and evaluation by a psychiatrist or your doctor.
ABOUT TMS DIRECTORY
TMS Directory connects TMS groups, communities, and individuals across the U.S. and internationally. (TMS) or Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a leading-edge technology that uses magnetic waves to gently stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Moreover, this is a non-invasive treatment most commonly used for the treatment of major depression.
Furthermore, TMS therapy is a particularly useful tool for treatment-resistant depression in patients who have failed to respond to medication or other treatments.
Therefore if you are someone who suffers from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or another condition, and you are seeking TMS therapy as a treatment option – TMS Directory can connect you with someone in your area who specializes in treating these conditions with the most advanced forms of medicine. Please Follow Us On Facebook.
Please also see the GAD-7 Anxiety Screening Tool