New Guidelines Announced for Teen Depression Screening

The US Preventative Services Task Force recently came out with new recommendations which suggest that adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 get routinely screened for depression by their primary care provider. This parallels the measures currently in place for adults. With teen depression affecting so many, these new guidelines are a welcome step in the direction of integrating physical and behavioral health. To read more, see the articles below:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/health/teen-depression-screening/index.html

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2016/02/09/Adolescents-should-be-screened-for-depression-too-says-federal-panel/stories/201602090098