PHQ-9 Depression screening


We are pleased to offer free, online, and anonymous mental health screening tools. You can get a preliminary evaluation in the privacy of your own home to see whether you may be at risk for certain conditions. The online screenings are informational, not diagnostic, and treatment recommendations are not provided. You may check out our vetted professional and listed mental health services on our directory for further assistance.

References: Kroenke K, Spitzer R L, Williams J B (2001). The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16(9): 606-613.

Over the last 2 weeks. how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

1.Little interest or pleasure in doing things
2.Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
3.Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
4.Feeling tired or having little energy
5.Poor appetite or overeating
6.Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
7.Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
8.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.
9.Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way.



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