How is my depression score calculated?
We use a medically-validated screening tool called the PHQ-9. It’s one of the most-used ways of asking people how they feel, and connecting that to a potential diagnosis of depression. It’s a good way to find out where you are today, and to kick off a discussion with a doctor or therapist. However, it’s just a screening tool for your information. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis and prescribe medications to treat depression.