Mental Health Screening for Current Residents & Fellows
Below are some screening tools for anxiety, depression, well-being and burnout.
If you feel like you need additional support and/or are concerned about your screening results, please refer to the Resources section which offers guidance for accessing professional assistance. Residency is very stressful time, and symptoms of anxiety, depression and burnout are very common.
Screening Tools for Depression
- Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)
- Beck’s Depression Inventory
- PHQ-9 for Depression Screening
Scoring for the above Depression Screening tools
- Scoring instructions & interpretations for CES-D & Beck's Depression Inventory are included at the bottom of both screening tools.
- PHQ-9: Assign a score of 0, 1, 2 or 3 to the response categories of "not at all", "several days", & "nearly every day" respectively. Scores range from 0 to 17. See the PHQ-9 Scoring Chart for further interpretation.
Screening Tools for Anxiety
Scoring for the above Anxiety Screening tools:
Assign a score of 0, 1, 2, or 3 to the response categories of "not at all", "several days", "more than half the days", and "nearly every day" respectively. GAD-7 total score for the seven items ranges from 0 to 21. See the GAD-7 Scoring Chart for further interpretation.
Other Screening Tools
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale
- WHO-5 Well-Being Index
- Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI): Human Services Survey. This is tool is recognized as the leading measure of burnout & is validated by extensive research conducted in more than 25 years since its initial publication. It addresses 3 scales: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization & personal accomplishments. Utilize this link to access the "Report About Me" which costs $15.00. You complete a survey & your generated report is emailed to you.
Scoring for Other Screening Tools
Scoring instructions & interpretations for Epworth Sleepiness Scale & WHO-5 Well-Being Index are included at the bottom of both screening tools.