Are you looking for a way to self assess depression for someone you care about (It could be you)?
In the above video, Dr. Rozina Lakhani (MD-Psychiatrist) explains how you can use this simple quiz to assess depression and it’s severity using PHQ 9. PHQ 9 is a validated clinical tool (with 61% sensitivity and 94% specificity in adults). Many Doctors use PHQ 9 to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment. Now you can also use it with this simple online calculator to easily find your scores instantly.
If your symptoms are affecting your functioning and your total score is:
More than 5: You may be going through mild depression.
More than 10: You may be going through moderate depression.
More than 15: You may be going through a moderately severe depression.
More than 20: You may be going through a severe depression.
Note: This is a screener only. There could be many different causes of these symptoms, Therefore check with a trained professional for appropriate diagnosis of depression.
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