Mental Health

sec_arr Appendix E: Screening Tools

Appendix E: Screening Tools

The table below lists screening tools which the police physician may find useful in evaluation and re-assessment of LEOs with mental health disorders. The instruments described are not copyrighted and may be used freely.

The following is a list of screening tests which are useful in evaluation of listed conditions. All of these are in the public domain. Screening tests are not diagnostic and should be used to determine the need for a diagnostic evaluation.

Condition of Concern Screening Test Web-link
Depressive disorder Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
Bipolar Disorder Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)
Psychosis Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Structured Interview for PTSD (SI-PTSD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder GAD-7
Cognitive Mini-Cog Test (if positive, perform MOCA)
Cognitive Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA)
Adult ADHD Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale