Regular Depression Screening May Identify Underdiagnosed Patient Populations

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 23, 2022

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders that is increasing at an exponential rate. It is essential to mention that it is because of the changing lifestyle habits and the increase in stress that depression has been multiplied to the next level.

But according to the University of California, a new diagnosis report has come forward concerning implementing a better system recognition. 

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The report has witnessed that the screening for depression is currently at a very primary stage of your, and then the likelihood of the treatment for those who are presently undertreated will increase, especially amongst the racial and ethnic minorities.

Regular Depression Screening May Identify Underdiagnosed Patient Populations

It is also true concerning the senior citizens and those who do not have excellent fluency in English. The most important result of this kind of system was to find out different aspects of the treatment of depression that were not known in the present time. 


The most crucial Discovery that has been made in the study is that after cardiovascular diseases, which have become the leading cause of disability, depression comes on the second number order to increase the mental disability of individuals. It is essential to understand that all the people who suffer from depression do not get the generally helpful treatment. 

According to this finding, approximately 60% of the patients have only received a diagnosis of depression, and the best of them do not even know that they are suffering from depression in the first place. It is also able to mention that there are many reasons why the primary cure for depression has not been able to reach out to the people, and some of them directly correlate to the government’s inefficiencies. 

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It is also essential to understand that from the year 2017 to the year 2019, there has been a slight increase in the depression screening rate. It has increased from 40% to 88%, but this result is not beneficial for the time being because only the weight of screening has increased and not the rate of treatment.

This is not a positive feature of the development because if screening is conducted, it is essential to mention the result of other counterparts as well and finally subject the patient to the required amount of treatment to coping with the entire mechanism from which he is facing. 

The study has also found the lack of awareness and societal support as one of the most important reasons for a lot of impacts on the individual’s health. This is not a helpful result, but it would be in the position to make the government and the health Ministries aware of the existing amount of deficiency in the system.

It is essential to develop an accountable system, due to which a better scope of development and recovery of this problem can take place.


Accordingly, it has to be concluded that this part of the research should be published in almost every country in which the likelihood of the treatment of depression is less. It is equally important to understand that this is one of the most influential and valuable criteria, with the help of which different systems can be developed for a better programming mechanism

It is helpful to bring a better possibility of growth and development, and all of this is possible only with the help of the support of the scientist who is trying to develop almost every kind of situation so that there can be development of growth. This medical treatment must be provided to the individuals as soon as possible because of mental.


🔵National Library Of Medicine(n.d)The Role of Screening in Depression Diagnosis and Treatment in a Representative Sample of US Primary Care Visits(Available Online):

🔵National Library Of Medicine(n.d)Undiagnosed depression: A community diagnosis(Available Online):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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