Here are a some helpful self-assessments and screening tools you can use with your patients.
GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is a seven-question screening tool that identifies whether a complete assessment for anxiety is indicated.
GAD-7 SCORING: Scores of 5, 10, and 15 are taken as the cut-off points for mild, moderate and severe anxiety, respectively. When used as a screening tool, further evaluation is recommended when the score is 10 or greater.
The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) includes 13 questions associated with bipolar disorder symptoms.
Drug and alcohol use (including prescription drug use)
CAGE-AID is a commonly used, four-question tool used to screen for drug and alcohol use. The CAGE is a quick questionnaire to help determine if an alcohol and/or drug assessment is needed. If a person answers yes to one or more questions, a complete substance use assessment is advised.