Approach to the adolescent psychiatric and behavioral health emergency

Alessandra Guiner, Harsha Chandnani, David Chao

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Abstract

The Surgeon General of the United States has declared a �crisis in mental healthcare for infants, children and adolescents.�1 This crisis is a result of the convergence of a rise in mental health diagnoses among young people and limitations in resources to care for patients with mental health disorders. More than 20% of the adolescent population in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes some degree of functional impairment. In approximately half of these young people, the degree of functional impairment is categorized as severe. 2 Because of the wide range of factors, such as limitations in access to mental health care and the stigma of mental illness, only 20% to 30% of children and adolescents with identified mental health disorders currently receive mental health services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-569
Number of pages18
JournalAdolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Mental Disorders
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Mental Health Services
Patient Care
Delivery of Health Care
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Approach to the adolescent psychiatric and behavioral health emergency. / Guiner, Alessandra; Chandnani, Harsha; Chao, David.

In: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, Vol. 26, No. 3, 12.2015, p. 552-569.

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