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Depression Screening Questions

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DEPRESSION SCREENING QUESTIONS



Question 1 During the last month, have you often been bothered by feeling down, depressed or hopeless?


Question 2 During the last month, have you often been bothered by having little interest or pleasure in doing things?



A ‘yes’ answer to either question is considered a positive test.

A ‘no’ response to both questions makes depression highly unlikely.



Patients who answer yes could be referred to the GP for further assessment.