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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: September 2022

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all adults age 18 years and older for depression — including older adults and people who are pregnant or postpartum. USPSTF found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against screening for suicide risk in all adults. This recommendation only applies to people without recognized signs or symptoms of depression or suicide risk.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2022). Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/draft-recommendation/screening-depression-suicide-risk-adults.