Anxiety and Depression

Short Description: Anxiety and depression are the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in Germany. The Patient-Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) is an ultra-short screening instrument that asks for the two core symptoms of both disorders during the previous two weeks. The PHQ-4 is a well-validated instrument with good reliability and criterion validity (Kohlmann et al., 2014).

Reference: Kohlmann S, Gierk B, Löwe B (2014). PHQ-4. Patient Health Questionnaire-4. In C.J. Kemper, E. Brähler & M. Zenger (eds.), Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen. Standardisierte Erhebungsinstrumente für Wissenschaft und Praxis. (S. 242-244). Berlin: Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft.

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Elmar Brähler, Leipzig University [E-Mail], Markus Zenger, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences [E-Mail]

2012,2014

~1640 participants in 2012, other ~1370 in 2014

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im_adss, sim1202, sim1204, sim1201, sim1203

04/2015