Screening for depression in adults – update

This is a good summary from Michael Thase on depression screening. He talks about the pHQ9 and the Edinburgh postnatal screening tools and makes some good points about heterogeneity in illness severity, treatment preferences, and response outcomes. Read the free article, published in JAMA, here:

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=2484316&utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MASTER:JAMALatestIssueTOCNotification01/26/2016

Dr. Thase’s summary is an opinion piece about the updated the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update on depression screening that can be read here:

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2484345&utm_campaign=articlePDF&utm_medium=articlePDFlink&utm_source=articlePDF&utm_content=jama.2015.18406#SummaryofRecommendationandEvidence