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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new recommendation, published in the journal Pediatrics, that all children between the ages of 12 and 18 be regularly screened for the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD).
The new recommendations surpass those of most doctors’ groups — which advise screening high-risk youths only — and even those of the of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends only that doctors ask teens about depression, rather than giving them a full screening.
Originally posted by Jenna So what is the goal here? To turn the next generation into a bunch of zombies that don't know how to function without taking a pill every day for depression?
So what is the goal here? To turn the next generation into a bunch of zombies that don't know how to function without taking a pill every day for depression?
The pharmas are going to have at it if this idea ever passes.