The Patient Health Questionnaire–9 (PHQ–9) is a brief screening tool for major depression. PHQ-9 consists of 9 questions about symptoms within the past two weeks; PHQ-2 consists of the first two questions of PHQ-9 and can either exist on its own as a rapid screener or can branch to the remaining seven questions of PHQ-9 based on the respondent’s answers. The PHQ-9 is widely used by clinicians and counselors and can be used with respondents over the age of 12. It takes around 2-5 minutes to complete and can be available in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Tickit Health offers versions of the PHQ-2 and PHQ-9 with, or without, strengths-based feedback, goal-setting and/or access to resources (in-survey or via text or email).
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