In this post I link to resources for mental health screening from Patient Health Questionnaire Screeners [Link is to the Screener Overview Page]:
Recognizing signs of mental health disorders is not always easy. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a diagnostic tool for mental health disorders used by health care professionals that is quick and easy for patients to complete.
The PHQ, a self-administered version of the PRIME-MD, contains the mood (PHQ-9), anxiety, alcohol, eating, and somatoform modules as covered in the original PRIME-MD. The GAD-7 was subsequently developed as a brief scale for anxiety. The PHQ-9, a tool specific to depression, simply scores each of the 9 DSM-IV criteria based on the mood module from the original PRIME-MD. The GAD-7 scores 7 common anxiety symptoms. Various versions of the PHQ scales are discussed in the Instruction Manual.
Here are links to each of the available screener PDFs:
- PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (PHQ)
- Five modules covering 5 common types of mental disorders: depression, anxiety, somatoform, alcohol, and eating.
- PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE-9 (PHQ-9)
- Depression scale from PHQ.
- Anxiety measure developed after PHQ but incorporated into PHQ-SADS.
- PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS (PHQ-15)
- Somatic symptom scale from PHQ.
- PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (PHQ-SADS)
- PHQ-9, GAD-7, and PHQ-15 measures, plus panic measure from original PHQ.
- BRIEF PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (Brief PHQ)
- PHQ-9 and panic measures from original PHQ plus items on stressors and women‘s health.
- PHQ-2 [First 2 items of PHQ-9. Ultra-brief depression screener.] and GAD-2 [First 2 items of GAD-7. Ultra-brief anxiety screener.]
- PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE- 8 (PHQ- 8 )
- All items of PHQ-9 except the 9
th item on self-harm. Mainly used in non-depression research studies.
Instructions for Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and GAD-7 Measures