NCHR’s Public Comments on United States Preventive Services Task Force’s Draft Research Plan on Screening for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents

We agree that it is very important to examine whether screening programs for depression, anxiety, and increased risk of suicide accurately identify children and adolescents with those conditions, as well as whether screening leads to improved health outcomes among children and adolescents. We agree that it is equally important to assess the potential harms of screening and treatment. There are, however, three points that we suggest should be re-examined in the draft research plan. 

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