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Cedars-Sinai now screening all hospital patients for depression
Southern California Public Radio

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is now screening all hospital patients for clinical depression, noting that the condition can delay physical healing and make recovery far more difficult.

Under the new program, a registered nurse will ask newly-admitted patients two questions about their mood and energy level. The query, which happens within 24 hours of admission, is intended to identify possible clinical depression in patients.