Conditions associated with identification of mentally ill youths in juvenile detention

Kenneth M. Rogers, Andres J. Pumariega, D. Lanette Atkins, Steven P. Cuffe

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Abstract

The current study examines the prevalence and severity of psychiatric symptoms in incarcerated youth. A random sample of youth ages 13-17 who were referred for mental health services (n = 120) and not referred for services (n = 120) at a juvenile detention facility were studied. Psychopathology was evaluated using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children and the Child Behavior Checklist. Ninety-six percent of referred youth and 69% of non-referred youth had one or more psychiatric diagnoses. Co-morbidity was common in both groups. The findings suggest that youths in the juvenile justice system have noteworthy psychopathology that often remains unidentified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-40
Number of pages16
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Social Justice
Mental Health Services
Child Behavior
comorbidity
Checklist
Mental Disorders
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Psychiatry
Appointments and Schedules
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health service
Cross-Sectional Studies
justice
mental health
Interviews
Morbidity
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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Juvenile justice
  • Service use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Conditions associated with identification of mentally ill youths in juvenile detention. / Rogers, Kenneth M.; Pumariega, Andres J.; Atkins, D. Lanette; Cuffe, Steven P.

In: Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.02.2006, p. 25-40.

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Rogers, Kenneth M. ; Pumariega, Andres J. ; Atkins, D. Lanette ; Cuffe, Steven P. / Conditions associated with identification of mentally ill youths in juvenile detention. In: Community Mental Health Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 25-40.
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