PHQ-9* Questionnaire For Depression Scoring And ...

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23 UMHS Depression Guideline, August 2011
PHQ-9* Questionnaire for Depression Scoring and Interpretation Guide
For physician use only
Count the number (#) of boxes checked in a column. Multiply that number by the value indicated below, then add the subtotal
to produce a total score. The possible range is 0-27. Use the table below to interpret the PHQ-9 score.
Not at all (#) _____ x 0 = _____
Several days (#) _____ x 1 = _____
More than half the days (#) _____ x 2 = _____
Nearly every day (#) _____ x 3 = _____
Total score: _____
Interpreting PHQ-9 Scores
Diagnosis Total Score For Score Action
Minimal depression 0-4
Mild depression 5-9
Moderate depression 10-14
Moderately severe depression 15-19
Severe depression 20-27
≤ 4
5 - 14
> 14
The score suggests the patient may not need depression
Physician uses clinical judgment about treatment, based on
patient's duration of symptoms and functional impairment
Warrants treatment for depression, using antidepressant,
psychotherapy and/or a combination of treatment.
* The PHQ-9 is described in more detail at the Pfizer website:

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