Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder observed among the general population and the most frequently treated mental health illness by primary care providers (Williams et al., 2018). Detection of depression can be difficult both in children and adults because most people fail to directly discuss their symptoms. Because of the increased prevalence of the condition, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) provides preventive care recommendations for depression among adults.
The USPSTF recognizes depression as the leading cause of disability in persons 15 years and older including postpartum and pregnant women (Maurer et al., 2018). In their final recommendation, primary care providers should screen for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women (Siu et al., 2016). Additionally, healthcare organizations should have adequate systems to ensure effective diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. This recommendation is classified as grade B representing moderate to high certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.
The recommendation on screening for depression among adults is based on a systematic evidence review by the USPSTF. The task force analyzed evidence on the accuracy of screening tests and the effectiveness of screening and treatment before making the recommendations. Most of the literature used in their review involved randomized control trial studies with several systematic reviews used to inform their decisions (Siu et al., 2016). Good quality observational studies and recommendations from other organizations like AHRQ and the American College of Preventive Medicine also informed the USPSTF’s final recommendation.
Maurer, D. M., Raymond, T. J., & Davis, B. N. (2018). Depression: Screening and Diagnosis. American Family Physician, 98(8), 508–515. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p508.html
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Williams, J., Nieuwsma, J., Elmore, J. G., Roy-Byrne, P. P., & Melin, J. A. (2018). Screening for depression in adults. UpToDate (pristupljeno 20.4. 2017.). https://www.medilib.ir/uptodate/show/83887
- Visit to the Homeless Shelter
- Refugee HEALTH CRISIS for receiving country.
- Nursing assignment: Healthcare delivery in refugee resettlement camps
- Please describe the catolic charity immigration/refugee services and Affordable Housing program in detail.
- Homeless & Mental Illness/A Vulnerable Population
- Tuberculosis in Homeless Population
- Providing Homes To The Homeless
- Las Vegas Homeless Population Screening about STD and Tuberculosis
- Homeless people with mental illness – OR – those with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
- Should cultures within the United States be expected to set aside some traditions or beliefs and integrate under a united social contract? Why?
- Review and reflect on the family assessment tools you have seen this week. Then using a family assessment tool of your choice develop an assessment plan for a family that includes a child or adolescent, young or middle aged adult, and a senior citizen. Explain how this type of assessment will be beneficial in a family centered practice. Be specific and use examples.
- Developmental Assessment and the school-Age child
- Describe the concerns depicted by researchers. What relationship does this have to injury, illness, and death in the school-aged child?
- Nursing relationship with injury, illness, and death in the school-aged child
- NRS-434V Week 4 Topic 4 DQ 1 – Health Assessment of the Young and Middle-Aged Adult
- Health Assessment of the Young and Middle-Aged Adult
- Concepts in Community and Public Health – Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases
- Epidemiology, Nursing and a Communicable Disease Paper