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Feb 10, 2016 6:39 PM

New guidelines recommend regular depression screenings for adolescents


All primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians, should screen adolescents routinely for depression and connect young people to treatment if they need it.

This according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.

The group decided that there was good evidence to support regular depression screening for 12 to 18 year old.

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