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Somatization Disorders

Sexual Development


Patient Health Questionnaire 15

Aka: Patient Health Questionnaire 15, PHQ-15
  1. See Also
    1. Somatic Symptom Disorder
    2. Somatic Symptom Scale 8 (SSS-8)
  2. Indications
    1. Somatic Symptom Disorder Diagnosis
  3. Scale: Answers
    1. Score 0: Not at All
    2. Score 1: A Little
    3. Score 2: A Lot
  4. Questions: Over the last 4 weeks, how much have you been bothered by the following (use the answer scale for each symptom)
    1. Back pain
    2. Chest Pain
    3. Constipation, loose bowels or Diarrhea
    4. Dizziness
    5. Fainting
    6. Feeling tired or having low energy
    7. Felling your heart pound or race
    8. Headaches
    9. Menstrual Cramps or other problems with your periods (women)
    10. Nausea, gas or indigestion
    11. Pain or problems during sexual intercourse
    12. Shortness of Breath
    13. Stomach Pain
    14. Trouble Sleeping
  5. Interpretation
    1. Score 0-4
      1. No Somatic Symptom Disorder
    2. Score 5-9
      1. Mild Somatic Symptom Disorder
    3. Score 10-14
      1. Moderate Somatic Symptom Disorder
    4. Score 15 or higher
      1. Severe Somatic Symptom Disorder
  6. References
    1. Kroenke (2002) Psychosom Med 64(2): 258-66 +PMID:11914441 [PubMed]

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