Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults

June 20, 2023 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for depression and suicide risk in adults. The Task Force determined that screening can help identify depression in all adults, including those who are pregnant and postpartum. More research is needed on whether screening can help prevent suicide in all adults. To view the recommendation, the evidence on which it is based, and a summary for clinicians, please go here. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the June 20 online issue of JAMA. In addition, the Task Force has also released today a final recommendation statement on a related topic, screening for anxiety disorders in adults.