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USPSTF Recommends Screening Teens for Major Depressive Disorder

April 20, 2009
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On step 2 CK they just love USPSTF. Not difficult stuff, but must know.

April 7, 2009 — Adolescents (12 – 18 years of age) should be screened for major depressive disorder (MDD) when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal), and follow-up, according to a recommendation statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). However, the statement suggests that current evidence is insufficient to determine the balance of benefits and harms of screening children aged 7 to 11 years for MDD.

USPSTF Recommends Screening Teens for Major Depressive Disorder.

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