Mental Health Screening for Children
The U.S Preventative Task Force has announced their recommendation that all children age 8 and older should be screened for anxiety. In this article, New York Times reporter, Christina Caron, discusses the signs parents need to look for and the importance of early intervention. While some degree of anxiety is typical, parents are encouraged to speak to their child's pediatrician or another primary care clinician to help determine if there is evidence of an emerging problem. This panel of experts also recommends depression screenings for children age 12 and older.