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Depression

A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.


Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause changes in brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain. 


The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide. The mainstay of treatment is usually medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two. 


If you believe you may be struggling with depressive symptoms please feel free to take the PHQ-9 self screening provided at the bottom of the page.  I have provided a scoring breakdown. I am here and can help you through this troubling time.  We can get through this together.



Patient Health Questionnaire-9

(PHQ-9)

Image Below Scoring Breakdown


The PHQ-9 is the nine item depression scale of the patient health questionnaire. It is one of the most validated tools in mental health and can be a powerful tool to assist clinicians with diagnosing depression and monitoring treatment response.

Depression Severity:

 0-4 none

 5-9 mild

 10-14 moderate

 15-19 moderately severe

 20-27 severe

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