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cobweb icon Archived: Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening

Original Release Date: March 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

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Adolescents, 12-18 years of age, in Clinical Practices with Systems of Care

The USPSTF recommends screening of adolescents (12-18 years of age) for major depressive disorder (MDD) when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal), and follow-up. 

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Children, 7-11 years of age

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening of children (7-11 years of age).

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This recommendation updates the USPSTF's 2002 recommendation on Screening for Depression with respect to children and adolescents. Go to http://ww.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/depression-in-adults-screening to view the updated recommendation for adults.

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/depression-in-children-and-adolescents-screening

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