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Table 1 Key questions to inform recommendations by the Task Force on depression screening in adults and pregnant and postpartum women

From: Screening for depression among the general adult population and in women during pregnancy or the first-year postpartum: two systematic reviews to inform a guideline of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

General adult population Pregnant and postpartum population
KQ1: What are the benefits and harms of screening versus no screening for depression in the general adult population in primary care or other non-mental health clinic settings? KQ1: What are the benefits and harms of screening versus no screening for depression during pregnancy and up to 1 year postpartum in primary care or other non-mental health clinic settings?
KQ1a: What are the benefits and harms of screening versus no screening for depression in the general adult population in primary care or other non-mental health clinic settings for patients targeted because they have characteristics that may suggest elevated risk of depressiona? KQ1a: What are the benefits and harms of screening versus no screening for depression during pregnancy and up to 1 year postpartum in primary care or other non-mental health clinic settings for patients targeted because they have characteristics that may suggest elevated risk of depressiona?
  1. aCharacteristics as defined in primary studies (e.g., trauma early in life, a family history of depression), other than those specified in the exclusion criteria