MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRES YOU SHOULD TAKE
I go through these every once in a while myself. If you screen positive, talk to your doctor. They want to know and they can help you!
- •CAGE (Do you drink too much?)Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking? Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (Eye opener)? Item responses are scored 0 or 1. A total score of 2+ is clinically significant for alcohol problems.
- •PHQ-9 (Depression screening)In the last 2 wks, how often have you been bothered by: Little interest or pleasure in doing things. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless. Trouble falling/staying asleep, or sleeping too much. Feeling tired or having little energy. Poor appetite/overeating. Feeling bad about yourself (that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down.) Trouble concentrating on things. Moving or speaking so slowly or being fidgety or restless. Thoughts about hurting yourself.
- •PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) - A special treat for the ladies.For diagnosis, need 1+: Mood swings, sudden sadness, sensitivity to rejection. Anger, irritability. Hopelessness, depressed mood, self-critical thoughts. Tension, anxiety. 1+ of the following for 5 total sx: Difficulty concentrating. Change in appetite, food cravings, overeating. Diminished interest in usual activities. Easy fatigability, decreased energy. Feeling overwhelmed, or out of control. Breast tenderness, bloating, weight gain, or joint/muscles aches. Sleeping too much or not enough.