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Nearly 2 Million Teens Depressed, Government Urges Screening for All

Posted on Jun 27, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Monday, March 30, 2009CHICAGO – An influential government-appointed medical panel is urging doctors to routinely screen all American teens for depression – a bold step that acknowledges that nearly 2 million teens are affected by this debilitating condition. Most are undiagnosed and untreated, said the panel, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which sets guidelines for doctors on a host of health issues. The task force recommendations appear in April’s issue of the journal Pediatrics. And they go farther than the American Academy of Pediatrics’ own guidance for...

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