Adolescent Depression Screening

Please correct the errors described below.

Over the past two weeks have you:

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, please complete the following questionnaire. Thank you.

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

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

PHQ-9 is adapted from PRIME MD TODAY, developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke, and colleagues with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc. For research information, contact Dr. Spitzer at

Scoring the PHQ-9 for items 1-9:

  • PHQ-9 score 0-4 (Not clinically depressed)
  • PHQ-9 score 5-9 (Mild depression)
  • PHQ-9 score 10-14 (Moderate depression)
  • PHQ-9 score 15 – 19 (Moderately severe depression)
  • PHQ-9 score 20-27 (Severe depression)

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