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Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Depression in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on Screening for Depression in Adults. The Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression. The Task Force found evidence that screening in the primary care setting is beneficial. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/depression-in-adults-screening1. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation in plain language is also available. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the January 26, 2016 online issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Current as of: June 2016

Internet Citation: Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Depression in Adults. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2016.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Announcements/News/Item/final-recommendation-statement-screening-for-depression-in-adults

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