Experts say most Americans should have ‘Anxiety Screenings’

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Most adults in the U.S. should be routinely screened for anxiety even if they don’t have symptoms, a national task force recommended Tuesday.

This is the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a powerful group of health experts, issues a final recommendation for anxiety disorder screenings in adults ages 19 to 64.

Its decisions generally influence insurance plans and become standard medical practice, which means anxiety disorders could soon become better detected.

USPSTF’s recommendation comes after years of the mental health care system buckling under a demand that spiked during the pandemic as symptoms of anxiety and depression became more commonly reported.


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