DEVELOPING: New Health Guidelines Recommend All Teens Be Screened for Depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines calling for universal screening of anybody over the age of 12 for depression at least once a year, according to Dr. Rachel Zuckerbrot, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor at Columbia University.

According to NPR, “only about 50 percent of adolescents with depression get diagnosed before reaching adulthood. And as many as 2 in 3 depressed teens don’t get the care that could help them.”

Source: Screen All Teens For Depression, Pediatricians Urge : Shots – Health News : NPR

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