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  • Lindsay P. South

Kids ages 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, U.S. health panel recommends

Earlier this week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that primary care doctors screen all children ages 8 to 18 for anxiety, regardless of whether or not they are showing symptoms.

This is the first time the panel of medical experts has given this guidance.


It also reaffirmed that children ages 12 to 18 should be screened for depression, guidance it has given in previous years.



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