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Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression

This adolescent depression screen may be used to assess for possible depression and suicide factors. It can assist the clinician in recommending a course of action, as well as to possibly assess the degree of depression symptoms and monitor severity. Please answer all questions as honestly and openly as possible. If you are taking this on behalf of a loved one, please note that all of these questions will be phrased as if that person were taking this screening. If suggested, contact us as soon as you can.

Please note, this screening does not serve as a diagnosis tool but can aid your clinician in determining our recommended course of action.

SCORE

0 – 1 > Mild

ACTION – Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruz or your physician.

2 or higher > Moderate/Severe Treatment Recommended

ACTION – Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Cruz or your physician.

Sources

Shaffer, D., Fisher, P., Lucas, C.P., Dulcan, M.K., Schwab-Stone, M.E. (2000). NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children version IV (NIMH DISC-IV): description, differences from previous versions, and reliability of some common diagnoses. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 28-38.