PHQ9-Depression Test

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.

Test Your Score

Choose your response to each question from the dropdown option and see your score at the bottom.

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

Your Score

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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