PHQ-9 Modified

Pediatric Tools

PHQ9-Youth, Patient Health Questionnaire – Modified

Age Range Domain Owner Avg. Duration Licensing
12-18 Years Depression Pfizer < 5 Min. Public Domain

Try a PHQ9-Youth Online

The PHQ9-Youth is a modified version of the adult PHQ-9 designed for adolescents aged 12-18 years old. This self-report screening takes less than 5 minutes to complete including additional questions to explore dysthymia, recent suicide ideation and previous suicide attempts. Screening annually for depression is recommended by both the AAP and US Preventative Task Force. The PHQ9-Youth better addresses the growing national trend of adolescent ideation and suicidal risk.

The PHQ-Youth demonstrated satisfactory sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic agreement, and overall diagnostic accuracy, compared with the clinical interview. The PHQ-Youth is the first such tool to be tested for use in adolescents and offers an acceptable and efficient tool for early detection and recognition of mental disorders in this high-risk group. The Journal of Adolescent Health. Jeffrey G Johnson, Ph.D, Emily S Harris, M.D, Robert L Spitzer, M.D. Janet B.W Williams, D.S.W.

Fast and easy to use, the PTI App version of the PHQ9-Youth is an economical, reliable and validated method to screen and assess. Questions are presented one at a time with a single click answer to advance to the next question. The question format automatically adapts to the respondents device (smartphone, tablet or PC) making the PTI App version of the PHQ9-Youth ideal for mobile devices. Using PTI data services, when a questionnaire is complete it is immediately scored electronically and an in-depth report with summary and trending analysis is generated. Results can be printed, loaded into an EMR/EHR and are available as a PDF.

For more information and validity information:

Want to set up this screening and others to administer in the office or remotely?
Get More Info
Explore Getting Started
Screen Via Text or Email Links
Calculate Cost, Savings and ROI
How To Seamlessly Integrate
Schedule a Free Consultation
Pediatric Tools is ready to help you get started with an easier way to screen.
Sample Reports
• PHQ9-Youth Clinical Report – Sample

PHQ9-Y Clinical Report – Sample

The report shows specific scores from the assessment to be used in decision making.

View PDF PHQ9-Youth Report


Give the Comprehensive Pediatric Screening Interview (CPSI) a try!
Try the CPSI
See how easy it is to combine the ASQ-3, ASQ:SE-2, SWYC, EPDS, M-CHAT-R, ESQ, ACE, and SDoH into a single comprehensive interview.

Pediatric Tools
877-433-5900 |
Powered by:

Asq3 asq3 ages and stages questionnaire