Administering and interpreting the PHQ-9
In many healthcare settings, it is the patient who has to raise the topic of mental health with their provider. Learn how to create a bridge to initiate and screen for depression by administering the PHQ-9.
Left untreated, depression and anxiety can worsen and affect patients’ ability to function, leading to poorer mental and physical health outcomes. In this lesson, you’ll learn when the PHQ-9 should be administered, how to score and interpret the results, and the differences between the PHQ-2 and the PHQ-9.