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New depression screening guidelines

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New depression screening guidelines outline helpful, yet achievable goals

Posted February 4, 2016, 10:00 AM
Michael Craig Miller, MD, Senior Editor

Every once in a while, a simple idea comes along that has the potential to bring enormous health benefits. Screening for depression is one of them. It is a low-cost, high-impact intervention that should be a regular part of primary care medicine.

Depression is common and potentially disabling. Yet despite decades of research and publicity about the problem, depression often goes unnoticed. Unnecessary suffering can be prevented if the updated recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) are followed.

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