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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendations for Depression Screening in Adults

Depression is a common clinical problem, and is a leading cause of disability in adults. This condition is often under recognized and under treated, affecting individuals, families, businesses, and society.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent group of medical professionals that makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services in the primary care setting. The Task Force is recommending screening for depression in adults, including pregnant and postpartum women.

Click here to review the full article from JAMA, Journal of the American Medical Association.