Letters Screen all for depression

A policy of universal screening for depression: caution needed

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2174 (Published 18 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2174
  1. Kate McLintock, general practitioner and visiting lecturer in primary care1,
  2. Robbie Foy, professor of primary care1,
  3. Allan House, professor of liaison psychiatry1,
  4. Sarah L Alderson, National Institute for Health Research clinical lecturer in primary care1
  1. 1Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9LJ, UK
  1. K.L.McLintock{at}leeds.ac.uk

Sinyor and colleagues lend qualified support to the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation of universal screening for depression.1 2 The authors highlight the lack of recommendations on the best course of …

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