Depression Screening Advised for All Adults
Scope of the Problem
- Over the past two weeks, have you ever felt down, depressed, or hopeless?
- Over the past two weeks, have you felt little interest or pleasure in doing things?
Are You at Risk?
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2014 -
- Update Date: 07/08/2014 -
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