Test for Depression

Test for Depression

  • Print the following.
  • PHQ=9 Test
  • Then add up your score.
  • Then compare your score with the paragraph at the bottom of the page.
  • Depending on your score ask you family Doctor for help. There is no shame in asking for help.

PHQ-9 Depression Severity. This is calculated by assigning scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3, to the

response categories of ―not at all, ‖ ―several days,‖ ―more than half the days, ‖ ―nearly every day,‖

respectively. PHQ-9 total score for the nine items ranges from 0 to 27.

Scores of 5, 10, 15, and 20 represent cutpoints for mild, moderate, moderately severe and severe

depression, respectively. Sensitivity to change has also been confirmed.