Boys in late adolescence have a low rate of use of mental health services

McDermott, Brett M., and Lee, Erica (2005) Boys in late adolescence have a low rate of use of mental health services. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 8 (2). p. 56.

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Commentary on: Sourander A, Multimaki P, Santalahti P, et al. Mental health service use among 18-year-old adolescent boys: a prospective 10-year follow-up study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2004; 43:1250–8.

[Extract] Sourander et al replicate findings from other epidemiological studies that report mental health service utilisation by adolescent males is very low (approximately 2%). Further analysis identified a range of psychopathological symptoms (anxious–depressive and withdrawn symptoms) and other variables (health problems; not living with parents; illicit drug, alcohol, and cigarette use) that were independently associated with mental health service use in a multivariate model. These findings concur with identification of comorbidity and multidomain impairment in clinical child and adolescent mental health samples1 and highlight the need for an inclusive service response, such as the multisystemic therapy model,2 rather than fragmentation across different providers.

Item ID: 44601
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1468-960X
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 23:39
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 100%
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