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be diagnosed when you talk to your doctor about feeling sad or when your doctor
asks you questions and discovers that you are feeling sad. You may be seeing
your doctor because you feel sad or because you have another health problem or
If your doctor thinks you are depressed, he or she will
ask you questions about your health and feelings. This is called a
mental health assessment. Your doctor also may:
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people, starting at age 12, be screened for depression.2 Screening for depression helps find depression early. And early treatment may help you get better faster.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
January 11, 2013
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