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

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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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