The health panel recommends screening for anxiety for all adults under the age of 65

Health | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 5:02 AM

The guide occurs when Americans are dealing with the disease, isolation and loss of pandemic, as well as other stressful factors such as inflation and growing crime.

On Tuesday, a panel of medical experts for the first time that doctors evaluate all adult patients under 65 years for anxiety, an orientation that highlights the extraordinary stress levels that have affected the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. The Advisor Group, called the US Preventive Services Task. He made a similar recommendation for children and adolescents earlier this year. The panel, designated by an arm of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, has been preparing the guide since before the pandemic. The recommendations arrive at a moment of "critical need," said Lori Pbert, clinical psychologist and professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Massachusetts Chan, who works in the task force. Americans have reported that huge anxiety levels in response to a confluence of stressful factors, including inflation and crime rates, fear of disease and loss of loved ones from COVID-19.

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