A system-based approach to depression management in primary care using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9

Ramona S. DeJesus, Kristin S. Vickers, Gabrielle J. Melin, Mark D. Williams

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Abstract

Primary care physicians are more likely to see patients with depression than with any other disorder except hypertension, and its management poses a challenge to busy primary care practices. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9, a simple self-administered tool of proven validity and reliability, is a commonly used screening instrument for depression in primary care practice. This review article provides a system-based approach to depression management using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to guide clinicians in the identification and treatment of depression and its follow-up care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1402
Number of pages8
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume82
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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