Table 1.

Depression Screens: 2-Question Screen and PHQ-9

2-Question Screen26
1. During the past month, have you often been bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless? (Yes/No)
2. During the past month, have you often been bothered by having little interest or pleasure in doing things? (Yes/No)
PHQ-924Not at AllSeveral DaysMore Than One-Half the DaysNearly Every Day
PHQ-9=9-item Patient Health Questionnaire.
a Questions 1 and 2 constitute the 2-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2).28
Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B. W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke, and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. Copyright 2005, Pifzer, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.
Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
    1. Little interest or pleasure in doing thingsa0123
    2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopelessa0123
    3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much0123
    4. Feeling tired or having little energy0123
    5. Poor appetite or overeating0123
    6. Feeling bad about yourself—or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down0123
    7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television0123
    8. 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 usual0123
    9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way0123