Depressed? Find out.
The PHQ-9 is a multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness. It can affect your entire life, negatively impacting how you feel, think, and act.
Fortunately, it is also treatable.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. It is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.
Answer the following 9 questions to see how depression may be affecting your life.