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Depression screening rates remain low among adolescents

from Pennsylvania State University

Major depressive disorder is increasing among U.S. adolescents, while screening rates for depression remain low and insufficient in addressing the rising mental health crisis, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. A research team lead by Deepa Sekhar, associate professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, investigated MDD screening rates among privately insured teens. The research was published recently in the Journal of Pediatrics. more

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