Screening in Primary Care

National Depression Screening Day

October 8th is National Depression Screening Day This year commemorates the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day Screenings in schools Mental health professionals are using screenings as a way to identify potential physical and mental health conditions. Just as a blood pressure screen helps to detect warning signs, a mental health screening provides a quick […]

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Shared Decision Making Tool for Antidepressant Choices

The choice of antidepressant in primary care can directly affect outcomes and quality of care for patients with depression. Faculty at the Mayo Clinic developed the Depression Medication Choice (DMC) encounter decision aid, designed to help patients and clinicians consider the available antidepressants and the extent to which they improved depression and other issues important […]

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Primary Care Providers Should Screen For Depression: US Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for depression in adults. Both are available for review and public comment from July 28 through August 24, 2015. In this proposal, the Task Force broadens its 2009 recommendation that adults should be screened in doctors’ […]

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