Standard Sets

Depression & Anxiety

Completed & Harmonized

The ICHOM Standard Set for Depression & Anxiety is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts, and patients. It represents the outcomes that matter most to patients with depression and/or anxiety. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

  1. Recommended to track via the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9).
  2. Includes symptoms of general anxiety, social phobia, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  3. Recommended to track via the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), and for those with specific anxiety disorders: the Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN), the Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia (MIA), the Impact of Event Scale – Revised for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (IES-R), the Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS-SR), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (OCI-R).
  4. Recommended to track via the World Health Organization Disability Assessment 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0).
  5. Includes work status and disease-related absenteeism.
ICHOM Standard Sets Depression and Anxiety Outcomes Wheel

Resource Documents

Depression Anxiety Reference Guide
Depression Anxiety Data Dictionary
Depression & Anxiety Gap Analysis Tool
Depression and Anxiety – Standardization of Health Outcomes for Depression and Anxiety: Recommendations from the ICHOM Depression and Anxiety Working Group
Depression Anxiety Flyer

Team that developed this standard

Maria Kangas | Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Roberta Alvarenga Reis | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Anne Crocker | Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University
Lucie Langford*
Alain Lesage | University of Montreal

Graciela Rojas | University of Chile

Sandra Nolte | Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Alexander Obbarius | Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Matthias Rose | Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Vikram Patel | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Toshi A. Furukawa | Kyoto University

Edwin de Beurs | Stichting Benchmark GGZ
Paul Emmelkamp | University of Amsterdam

Erik Hedman | Karolinska Institutet

Doris M. Mwesigire | Makerere University

David M. Clark | University of Oxford
David Smithson* | Anxiety UK

Lee Baer | Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
Kelly Woolaway-Bickel | Department of the U.S. Army, Office of the Surgeon General
Paul A. Pilkonis | University of Pittsburgh
Harold A. Pincus | Columbia University
Cathy Sherbourne | The RAND Corporation

* Patient representative

ICHOM Standard Sets Depression and Anxiety Working Group Members

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