Should primary care clinicians screen asymptomatic adults for depression and suicide risk?
The USPSTF continues to conclude that current evidence is sufficient to support an overall moderate net benefit in screening for depression in asymptomatic adults, 19 years or older, including pregnant and postpartum persons (B recommendation). However, see the discussion in the Synopsis regarding the high rate of false-positive screening results. The task force further concludes that current evidence is not sufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for suicide risk in the same population (I statement). This updated review is consistent with the 2016 USPSTF recommendation statement. 2c
Plan de l'etude: Practice guideline
Cadre: Various (guideline)
David C. Slawson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Family Medicine for Education and Scholarship
Professor of Family Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill