Depression Screening Tools for Primary Care

January 11, 2021
Veronica Hackethal, MD

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Prevalence of depression in the US has increased nearly 3-fold since before COVID-19. Here, a primer on the best assessment tools for depression diagnosis in primary care.

Primary care doctors are often the first health care provider patients see when they are dealing with symptoms of depression. Research has shown that the prevalence of depressive symptoms has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and may be 3-times higher than before COVID-19 emerged. What are some useful tools you can use to screen for depression in your patients? Scroll through the quick slideshow below for more.

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