Why screening for depression in primary care is impractical

Bland, Roger C.; Streiner, David L.
June 2013
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/11/2013, Vol. 185 Issue 9, p753
Academic Journal
The author discusses the aspects of the guidelines of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, related to impracticalability of screening in primary care of depression. He mentions that the guidelines of the task force do not recommend screening at primary level of treatment of depression. He mentions that the task force has categorized the criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of depression.


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