Jeff Riley, THE DAILY TIMES GAZETTE
(Daily Times Gazette) — With the combined efforts of health officials in the United States and US Preventive Services Task Force (USPFTS), proposals to combat depression on all US adults are underway, according to a publication in Medical News Today.
The USPFT has now upgraded its 2009 recommendation that pushes adults in US to screen in doctor’s offices with the availability of staff-assisted depression care.
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, from University of California, San Francisco, said, “This is a recommendation to screen all adults in the primary care setting, including pregnant and postpartum women.”
She added that screening is the most efficient way to fight depression and the United States population would likely benefit from this program.