Screening Positive For Depression Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Treatment, Study Finds

(By Zhai Yun Tan for Kaiser Health News)

Getting treatment for depression may sometimes be a regular part of health care for the “worried well” that leaves those who cannot afford it to suffer by themselves.

A new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine illustrates that phenomenon. Most Americans who screen positive for depression don’t receive treatment — while most who did receive treatment don’t actually have the condition. Continue reading article here…..

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