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Depression Screening with SALSA

Aka: Depression Screening with SALSA
  1. See Also
    1. Depression Screening with SIG E CAPS
  2. Indications
    1. Major Depression Screening
  3. Screening Questions (Mnemonic: SALSA)
    1. Sleep disturbance
    2. Anhedonia
    3. Low Self esteem
    4. Appetite decreased
  4. Criteria for formal Major Depression evaluation
    1. Two of 4 symptoms present every day for 2 or more weeks
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 97%
    2. Test Specificity: 94%
  6. References
    1. Brody (1998) Arch Intern Med 158:2469-75 [PubMed]

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