Resources For Mental Health Screening From The Patient Health Questionnaire Screener

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:


Instructions for Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) and GAD-7 Measures


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