Patient Health Questionnaire – Youth (PHQ9-Y)
The ever-growing risk of adolescent depression and suicide make assessing for these problems imperative. Suicide is currently one of the most prevalent killers of young people in the US. The PTI App administered PHQ-Youth assessment is a validated screening to recognize these issues, monitor and help to initiate treatment for them.
For use with patients 12-18 years old and takes less than 5 minutes to complete and score with the PTI App. This screening is recommended to be taken annually by the AAP and US Preventative Task Force.
The PHQ-Y demonstrated satisfactory sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic agreement, and overall diagnostic accuracy, compared with the clinical interview. The PHQ-Y is the first such tool to be tested for use in adolescents and offers an acceptable and efficient tool for early detection and recognition of mental disorders in this high-risk group. The Journal of Adolescent Health. Jeffrey G Johnson, Ph.D, Emily S Harris, M.D, Robert L Spitzer, M.D. Janet B.W Williams, D.S.W.
Additional questions on the Youth variation of the PHQ-9 (PHQ-Y) explore dysthymia, recent suicide ideation and previous suicide attempts.
The PTI App administered PHQ – Youth provides information on the severity of depression, from minimal to severe.
After being informed of HIPPA and confidentiality rights, the patient should be left alone to complete the screening.
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The report shows specific scores from the assessment to be used in decision making.