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Suicide Risk in Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults: Screening

Release Date: May 2014

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation and Evidence

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Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care.


Go to the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

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: May 2014

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Suicide Risk in Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.

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