A nurse is performing depression screenings in the community. Which question would most likely be included in this screening?

 

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- Have you been having trouble sleeping?

- Do you hear voices or have hallucinations?

- Do you believe that others are talking or thinking about you?

- Are you trying to lose weight?

Rationale

Depression screenings are designed to assess large numbers of people for basic information that can point out whether someone is at risk of the illness. When assessing for depression, the nurse should ask broad questions to the larger group and then narrow down the questions to be more focused among those at higher risk. A broad question to ask in the beginning might be: Have you been having trouble sleeping? which can be a sign of depression.

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