Screening Tools for Behavioral Health Conditions in Primary Care
*The American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures recommends annual screening for behavioral, social, and emotional problems (including anxiety) from birth to age 21 years.3
1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Recommendations for mental health conditions and substance abuse. PSTF recommendations. Published 2016–2022. Accessed May 4, 2023.
2. Mulvaney-Day N, Marshall T, Downey Piscopo K et al. Screening for behavioral health conditions in primary care settings: a systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med 2018;33(3):335-46.
3. Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics. Recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. Published 2022. Accessed May 4, 2023.
4. Wolraich ML, Hagan Jr JF, Allan C et al. Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Pediatr 2019;144(4):e20192528.
5. American Academy of Family Practitioners. Adult ADHD assessment and diagnostic approach. Published 2019. Accessed May 4, 2023.
6. Hornberger LL, Lane MA; Committee on Adolescence. Identification and management of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2021;147(1)e2020040279.
7. Zuckerbrot RA, Cheung A, Jensen PS, Stein REK, Laraque D; GLAD-PC Steering Group. Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): part I: practice preparation, identification, assessment, and initial management. Pediatrics 2018;141(3):e20174081.
8. American Academy of Pediatrics, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health. Suicide: blueprint for youth suicide prevention. Published 2022. Accessed May 4, 2023.
9. The Joint Commission. National patient safety goal for suicide prevention. Updated November 20, 2019. Accessed May 4, 2023.