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In Reply Dr Thombs provides an opportunity to further clarify the consensus in the field of type 1 diabetes for routine depression screening of patients, especially in pediatrics. We share Thombs’ commitment to RCTs, especially RCTs to provide evidence-based treatments for conditions such as depression. Thombs is correct; neither our Viewpoint nor the ADA guidelines1 that recommend depression screening are based on RCT evidence.
Ducat LJ, Philipson LH, Anderson BJ. Routine Depression Screening for Patients With Diabetes—Reply. JAMA. 2014;312(22):2413. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14778
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