• By Richard Dietman

Mayo Clinic Radio: Depression Screening/Common Blood Tests/NEAT and Weight Management

March 7, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 8 million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with depression each year. That number may be just the tip of the iceberg, since many people with depression go undiagnosed and untreated. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, psychologist Dr. Craig Sawchuk discusses new guidelines for depression screening, including screening expectant mothers. Also on the program, hematologist Dr. Rajiv Pruthi explains common blood tests and what they can tell your doctor. And, can nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) – the daily calories a person burns while doing normal, nonexercise activities – help you maintain a healthy weight? Wellness activity and assessment specialist Nolan Peterson outlines how NEAT activities, including vacuuming, climbing stairs, folding laundry, pacing, and even fidgeting can all help you burn calories.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Depression screening in the U.S. is routinely done by primary care providers.

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