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Titolo:
Factors associated with use of mental health services for depression by children and adolescents
Autore:
Wu, P; Hoven, CW; Cohen, P; Liu, XH; Moore, RE; Tiet, Q; Okezie, N; Wicks, J; Bird, HR;
Indirizzi:
New York State Psychiat Inst, Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiat, New York, NY 10032 USA New York State Psychiat Inst New York NY USA 10032 New York, NY 10032 USA
Titolo Testata:
PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
fascicolo: 2, volume: 52, anno: 2001,
pagine: 189 - 195
SICI:
1075-2730(200102)52:2<189:FAWUOM>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS; UNITED-STATES; PREVALENCE; COMMUNITY; UNDERTREATMENT; POPULATION; INSURANCE; SEEKING; BURDEN; YOUTHS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
45
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Wu, P New York State Psychiat Inst, Dept Child & Adolescent Psychiat, 1051Riverside Dr,Unit 43, New York, NY 10032 USA New York State Psychiat Inst 1051 Riverside Dr,Unit 43 New York NY USA 10032
Citazione:
P. Wu et al., "Factors associated with use of mental health services for depression by children and adolescents", PSYCH SERV, 52(2), 2001, pp. 189-195

Abstract

Objective: This study examined patterns of mental health san-ice use amongdepressed children and adolescents and factors associated with help seeking and treatment modalities. Methods: The sample consisted of 206 children and adolescents aged 9 to 17 years who were assessed as part of a larger survey of mental health service use in five service systems and in the community and who met DSM-III-R criteria for depressive disorders (major depression or dysthymia). Results: Among the 206 children, 75 (36 percent) never received professional help for depressive symptoms. Among the 131 children whoreceived professional help for depression, antidepressants were prescribedfor 40 (31 percent) in the year before the interview. The findings indicate possible undertreatment of depression among children and adolescents, especially among African Americans. Socioeconomic factors, such as the mother's education and the child's health insurance, were not associated with receiving professional help for depressive symptoms but were associated with receiving antidepressants. Parental perception of a child's mental health service need was associated with receiving professional help but not with receiving antidepressants, Also, depressed children were more likely to receiveantidepressants when the) had life-threatening or severe symptoms, such asa suicide attempt or drug abuse. Conclusions: Whether a depressed child receives mental health sen-ices and the types of treatment received are influenced by different individual and family factors and by the type of symptoms exhibited. Better understanding of these Factors will help in meeting theservice needs of depressed children and adolescents.

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