Diagnostic tool: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) used to diagnose depression

Diagnostic tool: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) used to diagnose depression.
Instructions
Write a 4-pages paper describing the use of a specific screening tool. Discuss what diagnosis you are using the tool for, how to score the tool, and support the use of the tool with evidence and rationale. Next, develop a treatment plan for the patient based on your findings in the diagnostic test and interpretation.
Sections should include:
Diagnostic tool: Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) used to diagnose depressionIntroduction to the diagnostic tool
Discussion of Tool: why it is used, how, and for what diagnosis
Discussion of Interpretation of Scoring for the Tool
Treatment Plan for the patient with positive results from the tool includes non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches, patient education, additional testing required, and follow-up as needed.

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