The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force yesterday recommended screening children aged 8-18 for anxiety. The panel also recommended screening children aged 12-18 for major depressive disorder, as it did in 2016.

“The Task Force reviewed the evidence on screening for anxiety, depression, and suicide risk to provide primary care professionals with guidance on how they can help support the mental health of children and adolescents,” said Task Force member Martha Kubik. “Fortunately, screening older children for anxiety and depression can identify these conditions so children and teens can receive the care that they need.”

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