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The Harvard Department of Psychiatry and National Depression Screening Day Scale (HANDS)

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Psychiatry

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The Harvard Department of Psychiatry and National Depression Screening Day Scale (HANDS) is an easy-to-use screening tool of 10 questions to identify patients with symptoms of recent depression. It is designed to take minimal physician time; it can be filled out by the patient in the waiting room and scored by office staff. Screening for Mental Health , Inc is a nonprofit organization which sponsors the annual National Depression Screening Day (NDSD).

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