PT Inquest Episode 191: Screening for Depression

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Clinical depression is a very real part of many of our patients’ lives. As a matter of fact, our current understanding of many commonly treated PT diagnoses suggests that clinical depression may be a huge driver of symptoms. How do we identify it in our patients? Assuming we can do that, what do we do about it once we identify it?

Using the 9-Item Patient Health Questionnaire to Screen for and Monitor Depression.
Zimmerman M.
JAMA Insights. Published online October 18, 2019. doi:

The other article that we mentioned:

Screening for symptoms of depression by physical therapists managing low back pain.
Haggman S, Maher CG, Refshauge KM.
Phys Ther. 2004 Dec;84(12):1157-66. doi: 10.1093/ptj/84.12.1157.

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Matt Hunter

Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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