Monitoring with PHQ9

  • Initial response after 4-6 weeks of an adequate antidepressant dose:
  • Drop of ≥ 5 points
    • No treatment change needed.   Follow up in 4 weeks
  • Drop of 2-4 points from baseline
    • May need to increase antidepressant dose
  • Drop of 1 point or no change
    • Increase dose, augment or switch medication
    • Informal or formal psychiatric consult
    • Add psychological counseling.

PHQ2

PHQ – Questions

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