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Depression in Adults: Screening

Release Date: January 2016

Recommendation Summary

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General adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women

The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, click here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, click here.

Related Information for Health Professionals

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Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: January 2016

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Depression in Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2016.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/depression-in-adults-screening1?ds=1&s=depression

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