Category Archives: Screening in Primary Care

Task Force Calls for Depression Screening During and After Pregnancy

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Included in the recommendations is the screening of women for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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