October 21, 2017
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Should teens be screened for depression as part of a routine physical examination?

A medical task force has recommended that physicians screen all teens for depression,

noting that some 2 million, or 6 percent, are affected. Is this overdue? Or does it represent

unnecessary intrusion, or possibly a rush to medicate young, emotional adolescents?

Should parents of minor children be informed of the results of the screening? Should

doctors also give parents a primer on suicide prevention?


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