Panel Recommends Screening Adults for Depression
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has proposed recommending that primary care providers screen adults for depression. The proposal would expand its 2009 recommendation that adults receive screenings in physician offices when staff-assisted depression care is available. USPSTF gave the proposed recommendation a "B" grade, meaning that, if approved, insurers must cover the screenings at no cost to patients
- "Primary Care Doctors Should Screen for Depression: Panel" (Seaman, Reuters, 7/27).