Somatic Symptom Assessment - Level 2 - Adult - Rethink My Therapy

Somatic Symptom Assessment - Level 2 - Adult

The DSM-5 Level 2—Somatic Symptom—Adult measure is an adaptation of the 15-item Patient Health Questionnaire Physical Symptoms (PHQ-15) that assesses the domain of somatic symptoms.

The measure is completed by the individual (or his or her informant) prior to a visit with the clinician. If the individual is of impaired capacity and unable to complete the form (e.g., an individual with dementia), a knowledgeable informant may complete the measure.

Each item asks the individual (or informant) to rate the severity of the individual’s somatic symptom during the past 7 days

 

  • In the past seven days....

 

 

Many people experience the symptoms or characteristics on these assessments at various points in time. Having some symptoms or characteristics does not necessarily mean you have a disorder. For these symptoms to be considered a psychological disorder, they must cause significant impairment in functioning. This is another reason why evaluation by a health professional is essential and these assessments are just a first step
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