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Gastrointestinal, Mental health, PHQ-9, Depression, outpatient setting
The growing prevalence of depression in gastrointestinal patients is the reason why outpatient offices, gastrointestinal offices included, need to screen for mental health problems in their appointments. Many outpatient settings don't have a standard tool to screen for depression in patients, and therefore many patients are not being treated or diagnosed with depression in the process. The PHQ-9 has been shown to have strong validity and specificity in diagnosing depression in the outpatient setting.
Craig, Kayla, "Implementation of A Mental Health Screening in a Gastroenterology Office" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 154.
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