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Depression Scale PHQ-9

Please choose the following answers that best describe your feelings and situation in the past 30 days.

Your responses to the following statements will automatically calculate as you go through the questionnaire. Your total score at the bottom will determine our recommended course of action. Please see it’s the grading scale. If a face-to-face consultation is suggested, please contact us as soon as you can.


SCORE

0 – 4 > None-minimal

ACTION – None

5 – 9 > Mild

ACTION – Repeat PHQ-9 at follow-up. Ketamine may be helpful.

10 – 14 > Moderate Treatment

ACTION – Considering counseling, follow-up and/or pharmacotherapy. You are likely a candidate for ketamine therapy and a face-to-face consultation.

15 – 19 > Moderately/Severe Treatment

ACTION – Pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy

You are likely a candidate for ketamine therapy and a face-to-face consultation.

20 – 27 > Moderately/Severe Treatment

ACTION – Initiation of pharmacotherapy and, if severe impairment or poor response to therapy, expedited referral to a mental health specialist for psychotherapy and/or collaborative management

You are likely a candidate for ketamine therapy and a face-to-face consultation.

Sources
Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB. The Patient Health Questionnaire-2: Validity of a Two-Item Depression Screener. Medical Care. 2003;41:1284-92.
Kroenke K, Spitzer RL, Williams JB. The PHQ-9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. J Gen Intern Med. 2001;16:606-13.
Kroenke K, Spitzer RL. The PHQ-9: a new depression diagnostic and severity measure. Psychiatr Ann. 2002;32:509-21.