Influential Panel Raises Doubts About Youth Suicide Screening | app


An influential US group is raising doubts about routine screening for suicide among children and adolescents, even as others call for urgent attention to the mental health of young people.

In draft guidelines released on Tuesday, the US Task Force on Preventive Services said there was insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening of children who show no obvious signs of suicide. The document is open for public comment until May 9, and opposing voices are already weighing in.

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