What tests do psychologists use for depression?

What tests do psychologists use for depression?

What tests do psychologists use for depression?

The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is widely used to screen for depression and to measure behavioral manifestations and severity of depression. The BDI can be used for ages 13 to 80.

What are the 6 main different types of depression?

6 Different Types of Depression: Major, Minor, Manic & More

  • Major Depressive Disorder. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder in which a person experiences most of the following symptoms for more than two weeks:
  • Dysthymia.
  • Bipolar Disorder.
  • Psychotic Depression.
  • Postpartum Depression.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder.

What are the 9 forms of depression?

Types of Depression

  • Major Depression.
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder.
  • Bipolar Disorder.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Psychotic Depression.
  • Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression.
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • ‘Situational’ Depression.

What is the PHQ-9 depression Scale?

PHQ-9 Score Interpretation A PHQ-9 score total of 0-4 points equals “normal” or minimal depression. Scoring between 5-9 points indicates mild depression, 10-14 points indicates moderate depression, 15-19 points indicates moderately severe depression, and 20 or more points indicates severe depression.

Do I have a type of depression?

You may have depression if you have experienced at least some of the following symptoms nearly every day for at least two weeks: Feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness. Feelings of hopelessness. Feelings of guilt or worthlessness.

What are PHQ and GAD scores?

PHQ-9 Depression Severity 6-10 moderate. 11-15 moderately severe anxiety. 15-21 moderately severe. 15-21 severe depression.

When do you use PHQ-9 vs PHQ-2?

The PHQ-2 is accurate for depression screening in adolescents, adults, and older adults. The PHQ-9 is a valid, quick screening instrument for depression that also can be used as a follow-up to a positive PHQ-2 result and to monitor treatment response.