- Depression screening is universally recommended for adolescents presenting in primary care settings in the U.S. However, little is known about how depression screening affects the likelihood of being diagnosed with a mental disorder or accessing mental health care over time.
- We appreciate the comments of Drs. Lutwak and Dill on our research article, “Non-routine Discharge From Military Service: Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicidality,”1 highlighting the risk of adverse outcomes and re-integration challenges among those discharged from military service under non-routine conditions.
- Mental illness and substance use disorders among newly returned military service members pose challenges to successful reintegration into civilian life and, in extreme cases, may lead to outcomes such as incarceration, homelessness, and suicide. One potential early indicator for these difficulties is non-routine discharge from military service.