Comparing the Multidimensional Behavioral Health Screen to the PHQ-9 in predicting depression-related symptomatology in a primary medical care sample

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Hannah Gabrielle Mitchell (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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David McCord

Abstract: Depression is the most common form of psychopathology affecting people in the US. It is commonly diagnosed and treated in primary medical care settings, creating a need for a reliable, quick self-report tool used for the assessment of depression in this context. There is a current shift in the way psychopathology is conceptualized, as the field transitions from a categorical, syndrome-based model to a dimensional model. This transition should be reflected in the assessment tool used within the primary care setting. The Multidimensional Behavioral Health Screen is being developed as a brief and efficient screening-level assessment tool for core psychopathology components (rather than syndromes), with a specific focus on depressive symptomatology. This study presents empirical evidence supporting the implementation of the MBHS as a reliable and valid mental health screener to be administered in primary care clinics.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Assessment, Depression, Medical, Primary care physician
Medical screening
Self-report inventories
Depression, Mental -- Diagnosis
Mental illness -- Diagnosis

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