Task Force recommends all adults be screened for depression.
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CONSTITUTION reports: On January 26, 2016, an agency known as the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued final recommendations suggesting that all Americans be subject to mental health screenings. The report implies that regular screenings through an individual’s primary care doctor would be ideal and the most beneficial in detecting symptoms related to depression. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Final Recommendation Statement: “The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on Screening for Depression in Adults. The Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression. The Task Force found evidence that screening in the primary care setting is beneficial.”[/pullquote]
Who is U.S. Preventative Services Task Force? Created in 1984, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) is an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications. The USPSTF is made up of 16 volunteer members who come from the fields of preventive medicine and primary care, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, and nursing. All members volunteer their time to serve on the USPSTF, and most are practicing clinicians.
When Congress authorized the USPSTF, it required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Task Force’s work.
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