October 12, 2022
Mental Health
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said that pediatricians should routinely screen children as young as 8 for anxiety and kids 12 and older for depression, even if they don’t have symptoms. According to the 2018-2019 National Survey of Children’s Health, 7.8 percent of children aged 3-17 had an anxiety disorder. However, the percentage is likely to be higher after the pandemic. The USPSTF said that screenings and follow-up care “can improve, and potentially resolve, anxiety.” (Recommendation here; Article here)