Skip 
Navigation Link
Medical Disorders
Resources
Basic InformationLookupsLatest News
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema TreatmentNew Framework Guides Tx Decisions for Atopic DermatitisHealth Tip: Recognizing SepsisAround the World, Too Little Relief for PainNearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now ObeseFDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease30-Day Mortality Lower With Female SurgeonsDirect Primary Care May Fill Niche for Uninsured3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream InfectionStroke Risk Factors Are RisingTwo Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune ResponseHormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With MigrainesMigraine MattersMedial Temporal Lobe Surgery Linked to Prevalence of TinnitusHigher Levels of Fungus ID'd in Patients With Crohn'sWhere There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May FollowAntibiotic Use Not Linked to Islet, Celiac Disease AutoimmunitySome U.S. Olympians Got West Nile in Brazil, But Not ZikaPenicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection RiskHate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the RiskIDSA: Retail Meat May Be a Transmission Source for UTIsLonger Anesthesia Duration Tied to More Surgical ComplicationsFirst Test to Detect Zika in Blood Donations ApprovedHealth Tip: Learn Symptoms of Childhood SinusitisLimiting 'Cold Time' Could Make More Organs Available for TransplantHealth Literacy Linked to Length of Stay After Abdominal SurgeryZika Vaccine Works in Early Human TrialHealth Tip: Understanding Loud Noise and Hearing LossAllergy Relief Do's and Don'tsPatient Factors Differ for Surgical, All-Cause ReadmissionComing Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From ZikaHealth Tip: Giving BloodMore U.S. Measles Cases From No Vaccine vs. Imported DiseaseHigh Epsom Salt Intake Can Lead to Severe Liver InjuryTattoo Pigment Hypersensitivity Can Mimic LymphomaObesity Linked to 13 Types of CancerBlood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side EffectsMeasles Making a Comeback in the United StatesAfter Deepwater Oil Cleanup in Gulf, Ill Effects PersistState Laws Can Promote Hepatitis C Virus ScreeningHow Much Alcohol Is Really OK?Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As LongSingle Mutation Made Zika Virus More VirulentVi-Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine Can Prevent TyphoidDialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the HospitalRespiratory Disease Death Rates Have SoaredGenetic Tweaks in Mosquitoes Might Curb Malaria TransmissionImmunochromatography Testing Differentiates Dengue, ZikaFDA Approves New Continuous Glucose Monitor for Diabetes
Questions and AnswersLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Review: Depression Screening As Inpatient Important, Feasible


HealthDay News
Updated: Jun 12th 2017

new article illustration

MONDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression affects about one-third of hospital patients and could slow their recovery, according to research published recently in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

A review of 20 studies on depression screening in hospitals showed that 33 percent of patients had symptoms of depression.

The researchers found that patients with depression were less likely to take their medications and keep all recommended appointments after leaving the hospital, potentially leading to longer hospital stays and an increased risk of readmission, lead author Waguih William IsHak, M.D., an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said in a medical center news release.

"These findings suggest that depression screening may be feasible in the inpatient setting, and that more research is warranted to determine whether screening for and treating depression during hospitalization can improve patient outcomes," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)