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Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Categories: Children,Mental Health,Youth

http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstf/uspschdepr.htm

Updates a 2002 statement which found evidence insufficient to recommend for or against screening. Now recommends screening of adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) for major depressive disorder when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis. Includes links to full recommendation statement, clinical summary, and other supporting evidence.
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality