The PHQ-9 identifies the common symptoms of depressive disorders, and is not designed to provide a diagnosis of clinical depression. An accurate diagnosis for depression and other psychiatric disorders can only be made by a qualified medical or mental health professional after a complete evaluation, including a physical exam to rule out any medical illnesses or conditions.

Your responses to these questions are strictly confidential.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
  • 1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things
  • 2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless
  • 3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much
  • 4. Feeling tired or having little energy
  • 5. Poor appetite or overeating
  • 6. Feeling bad about yourself - or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down
  • 7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television
  • 8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed. Or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual
  • 9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way.
  • Your answers show you might be at risk for harming yourself.

    If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK (8255) or visit for immediate assistance.

    If you are outside of Colorado, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800.273.TALK (8255) or visit

  • If you checked off any problems, how difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home or get along with other people?
Please answer all questions before proceeding.
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All responses to screening tools on this site are completely anonymous. Results from the screening tools are intended to identify risk and not to diagnose or treat. The information provided here cannot substitute for a full evaluation by your medical or mental health professional. Discuss the results of your screening with your medical or mental health provider.