American Academy of Pediatrics endorses universal adolescent depression screening for children age 12 and over

Last week, the AAP published updated medical guidelines on adolescent depression for the first time in 10 years to help equip pediatricians to identify and treat children suffering from depression.  Included in these guidelines are an endorsement for universal adolescent depression screening for those 12 and older.

Vault makes universal screening easy by offering both a patient and parent-reported pediatric depression test.  The test begins with a screen that continues into a full assessment and even a Suicidal Thoughts or Plans evaluation if the patient is meeting criteria.