Rethinking recommendations for screening for depression in primary care.

@article{Thombs2012RethinkingRF,
  title={Rethinking recommendations for screening for depression in primary care.},
  author={Brett D Thombs and James Charles Coyne and Pim Cuijpers and Peter de Jonge and Simon M. Gilbody and John P. A. Ioannidis and Blair T. Johnson and Scott B Patten and Erick H. Turner and Roy Charles Ziegelstein},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 4},
  pages={413-8}
}
is an issue that is highly contentious and hotly debated, and recommendations have evolved over time. For example, early policy statements from the 1990s in Canada and the United States recommended against screening for depression in primary care or did not find enough evidence to recommend either for or against it. Later, in 2002 in the US and in 2005 in Canada, recommendations were made to screen adults for depression in primary care settings when integrated, staff-assisted systems for… CONTINUE READING
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