What are the USPSTF recommendations for depression screening?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including older adults and pregnant and postpartum women. [95]  It is important to understand that the results obtained from the use of any depression rating scales are imperfect in any population, especially the geriatric population.


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