No Benefit From Screening All Patients for Suicide Risk

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No Benefit From Screening All Patients for Suicide Risk
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 9:11am

According to Health Day News, there may be no benefit to screen adults and teenagers for suicide. "After completing a review of existing research, an expert panel has determined that there is not enough evidence to recommend that all teens and adults be screened for suicide risk factors..."Unfortunately, at this time we don't know if asking everyone who visits their doctor or nurse about their risk factors for suicide leads to fewer suicides and suicide attempts," task force member Dr. David Grossman said in a news release from the USPSTF." more

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