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Improving community mental health access through implementation of a universal depression screening in a Student-Run Free Clinic

  • Author(s): Ames, Angharad
  • et al.
Abstract

Major depression is one of the most common, debilitating, and treatable psychiatric disorders in America, yet depression is significantly under-identified among low-income and uninsured populations. The USPSTF recommends routine depression screening in the setting of primary care when mental health support resources are available. The purpose of this project was to implement a universal depression screening in Student-Run Free Clinics (SRFCs) to improve identification and treatment of depression in patients receiving primary care

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