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Data need to be accurate when screening for depression in teenagers

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7521.906 (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:906
  1. Joan McClusky (jmcclusky@medimedia.com), medical writer
  1. New York, NY 10003, USA

    EDITOR—With reference to Lenzer's news article,1 one of the problems with promotion of universal mental health screening of children—and a good reason for many people's suspicions of another agenda—is the often inflated numbers cited. For example, the TeenScreen website notes that one in 10 …

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