A standard survey used to detect depression and suicidal thoughts may not be as effective for low-income, black teens because they tend to discuss their depression differently from other groups, a new study indicates. "For example, if a black adolescent keeps complaining about physical discomforts that cannot be medically explained or diagnosed for one week or two, it may be a warning sign of depression," says lead author Wenhua Lu.
Study: Black teens may need tailored depression test
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