Major Depressive Disorder Tool Kit

The practical and useful tools on this page can help you improve the care you provide to patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). These evidence-based resources include tools to facilitate screening, diagnosis, monitoring, and treating MDD to symptomatic remission. Organizational interventions and educational handouts for your patients are also included.

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Screening and Diagnosis

Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)

Checklist of Clinical Situations in Which Screening for a Major Depressive Episode Should Be Considered

Depression Evaluation: Initial Visit

DSM-IV Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder

Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology

Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)

Patient Health Questionnaire PHQ-9 for Depression

Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (Self Report) (QIDS-SR 16)

Scoring Instructions for the IDS-C30/IDS-SR30 and QIDS-C16/QIDS-SR16

The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

WHO (Five) Well-Being Index (1998 version)

WHO (Five) Well Being Index (1998 Spanish version)

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Treatment, Monitoring, and Adherence

Achieve Remission in Adult Patients With Non-Psychotic Major Depressive Disorder

Checklist for Referring MDD Patients

Checklist for When to Consider Switching/Augmenting Antidepressants

Depression Action Plan

Depression Monitoring Flow Sheet #1

Depression Monitoring Flow Sheet #2

Monthly Prescribing Reference

PHQ-9 Flow Chart

Supportive Counseling Fact Sheet for Clinicians

Tips for Improving Patient Adherence to Antidepressant Therapy

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Patient Education Materials

Coping With Antidepressant Side Effects

How Do I Know If I'm Depressed

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Quick Facts About Psychological Counseling

Self-Care Action Plan

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Organizational Interventions

Organizational Changes

Strategies for Assisting Patients With Medication Management.

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