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Depression Screening with SIG E CAPS

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Depression Screening with SIG E CAPS

  • Indications
  1. Major Depression Screening
  • Questions (Mnemonic
  • SIG E CAPS)
  1. Depressed Mood
  2. Sleep decreased (Insomnia with 2-4 am awakening)
  3. Interest decreased in activities (anhedonia)
  4. Guilt or worthlessness (Not a major criteria)
  5. Energy decreased
  6. Concentration difficulties
  7. Appetite disturbance or weight loss
  8. Psychomotor retardation/Agitation
  9. Suicidal thoughts
  1. Five of 9 major positive answers everyday for 2 weeks