What objective criteria do you use to diagnose depression and determine the severity? Do you document any improvement on subsequent visits?"
Quickly review and score the PHQ-9 on your device. The PHQ-9 is the nine item depression scale of the Patient Health Questionnaire. The PHQ-9 is a powerful educational tool for reviewing the guidelines for diagnosing depression as well as selecting and monitoring treatment.
There are two components of the PHQ-9:
• Assessing symptoms and functional impairment to make a tentative depression diagnosis, and
• Deriving a severity score to help select and monitor treatment
The PHQ-9 is based directly on the diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition (DSM-IV).
Ratings and Reviews
Standard Screening Test for Depression
The PHQ-9 is a standard and well established screening test for depression that is often used by primary care providers to diagnose and track depression. This app simply duplicates the paper version on mobile devices but it would be much better with a few changes - like being able to save the result for each patient and moving the next button away from the company info one.
Based on some of the comments below, this app probably should have a better explanation of how it is scored (or be limited to use by clinicians) since it might not be obvious. It is a two step process Step 1) You need to score at least a 2 (more then half the days) or 3 (nearly every day) in one or both of the first two questions. Step 2) You then need a total of five questions to score a 2 or 3. (including questions 1 and 2) NOTE: Most clinicians only require a positive response 1,2,3 for question 9 - feeling you are better off dead to be positive but this program requires a 2 or 3.
Was Better Before The Upgrade
The newer version includes ads flashing on the bottom of the screen!
Also, why am I being an charged an additional $5.99 to upgrade the MDQ, Bipolar Screen? I already purchased this app too! I shouldn't have to pay for an upgrade that I already purchased!
I do not like the new version and find it is no longer useful with clients. We find the advertisements too distracting and unnecessary. How is this an upgrade?!?
Pretty good app.
However I'm only 15 so my parents would never believe me. Treatment part is relatively useless because it said antidepressants. A teens parents wouldnt do that for a kid. But it's a nice app for independent people.
- Austin Physician Productivity, LLC
- 11.8 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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- In-App Purchases
- STAT Depression Bipolar Screening $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.