Screening for depression doesn't have to be time-consuming. The Patient Health Questionnaire is a tool designed to correspond with the criteria doctors use to diagnose major bouts of depression. It's a questionnaire you complete yourself.
To learn more about depression, log in to your account at bcbsm.com and click the Health and Wellness tab.
*This screening test is not intended to give a diagnosis for clinical depression. But it may help identify any depressive symptoms and determine whether you need an evaluation by a medical professional. Make sure you see your doctor if you think you might have symptoms of depression.
Developed by Drs. Robert L. Spitzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues, with an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.
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