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Depression Screening

A depression screening utilizes the PHQ-9 screening tool, which takes about 30 minutes.  Speak with a trained counselor to learn if you're showing symptoms of depression.  Understand more about your moods and learn about resources that can help. 

The PHq-9 is a "multipurpose instrument for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and measuring the severity of depression" (National Institute of Health), and utilizes a brief self-report tool.  The tool rates the frequency of symptoms which factors in the scoring severity index. Question 9 on the PHQ-9 screens for the presence and duration of suicide ideation.  A follow-up, non-scored question on the PHQ-9 screens and assigns weight to the degree to which depressive problems have affected the patient’s level of function.” 

Camarillo Health Care District's use and/or results of the PHQ-9 is not a diagnosis.  It is outside of the District's scope to diagnose.  Self-reported answers indicate scores that can be measured against the categories listed on the tool, with further desription. It is imperative that you consult your physician for symptoms of depression.