USPSTF: Evidence doesn't support suicide screening for all

04/23/2013 | HealthDay News

In draft guidelines, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says it did not find sufficient evidence to support recommending routine primary care screenings to prevent suicide in adolescents and adults. Screening is called for among patients with signs of depression and other mental health conditions, said Dr. David Grossman, a member of the task force. The draft does not change past recommendations for primary care screenings for depression.

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