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Table 1 Patient health questionnaire PHQ 2* & 9: screening instrument for depression

From: Adult depression screening in Saudi primary care: prevalence, instrument and cost

For last 2 weeks how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Not at all Several days More than half days Nearly everyday
Little interest or pleasure in doing things* 0 1 2 3
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless* 0 1 2 3
Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much 0 1 2 3
Feeling tired or having little energy 0 1 2 3
Poor appetite or overeating 0 1 2 3
Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down 0 1 2 3
Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television 0 1 2 3
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 0 1 2 3
Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way 0 1 2 3
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? Not at all difficult Somewhat difficult Very difficult Extremely difficult