Items Tagged ‘suicide screening’

April 30, 2013

Is Suicide Screening Effective? Still no Clear Answer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Since adults who die by suicide have often visited their primary care physician within the previous month, could routine screening for suicide by primary care physicians prevent suicides? Unfortunately, “there is not enough evidence to make a definitive recommendation for or against screening,” the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forceā€”a volunteer panel of national experts in […]

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Tags: depression, Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Psychiatric News, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide screening, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


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