APTA’s Practice Advisory on Anxiety Screening

Be prepared to take part in patient screenings for anxiety in your role as a primary care clinician with APTA's Practice Advisory on Anxiety Screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation that primary care clinicians screen all adult patients under 65 for anxiety. The draft recommendation complements guidance that the task force formally adopted in 2022, recommending anxiety screening in children and teens ages 8-18, essentially recommending screening for all people ages 8 to 64.

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