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Depression: Clinical Tools


The Macarther Initiative on Depression & Primary Care at Dartmouth & Duke: Depression Management Tool Kit
This tool kit was developed to aid primary care clinicians in caring for their patients who suffer from depression. The case management process recommended in this tool kit builds on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and other evidence-based sources.
Source: 2004 Trustees of Dartmouth College
V1.3 June 7, 2004
Downloaded: 2/14/2008

PDF Document
Depression and Primary Care (Source Site)

PHQ-2 Stickers
During patient interviews, these two questions have been shown to effectively identify depression. (The Macarther Initiative on Depression & Primary Care at Dartmouth & Duke, 2004)
Source: NYCDOH

Depression Kit Stickers (PDF)

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Screening Tool
PHQ-9 may be used when a clinician suspects depression and/or the two-question screen is positive. The PHQ-9 can be self-administered before, during, or after the office visit (The Macarther Initiative on Depression & Primary Care at Dartmouth & Duke, 2004).
Source: Pfizer 1999
File Format: PDF

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