Archived: Depression in Adults: Screening
Original Release Date: December 2009
This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.
Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Adults age 18 and over -- When staff-assisted depression care supports are in place|
The USPSTF recommends screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are in place to assure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.
|Adults age 18 and over -- When staff-assisted depression care supports are not in place|
The USPTF recommends against routinely screening adults for depression when staff-assisted depression care supports are not in place. There may be considerations that support screening for depression in an individual patient.
This is an update to the May 2002 recommendations on screening for depression in adults. This recommendation was also updated in part for children and adolescents. Click here to view the new recommendation for children and adolescents, published in March 2009.
Archived: Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Depression in Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.