May 27, 2017

Category: Mental/Behavioral Health Care

Be in the Know with all things on preventive services for Adolescents and Young Adults. The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center is delighted to announce our first newsletter! This newsletter will provide the latest news in adolescent and young adult health, plus updates on available resources and technical support. SUBSCRIBE to the…

Click here for our May 2016 newsletter, which introduces our Center, and the four core Center partners. Check our our latest resources, upcoming newsletter issues and other resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Mental Health Resources Many mental/behavioral health issues first emerge during the adolescent and young adult years: Among…

In May 2015, NAHIC’s Dr. Charles Irwin presented at the 48th Annual Advances & Controversies in Clinical Pediatrics Conference in San Francisco, CA. This presentation focuses on primary care management of adolescent depression, including screening, diagnosis and treatment options.

This article, authored by NAHIC’s Sally Adams, David Knopf, and Jane Park, appears in Emerging Adulthood. According to the study, Young adults ages 18-25 had higher rates of mental health (MH) and substance use (SU) disorders, but lower treatment rates, compared to adults ages 26-34. Among young adults, fewer than 50% received treatment for MH…

This 2012 study by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine examined the current rates of medical home attainment for adolescents.

This 2009 paper assesses primary care providers’ rates of screening for emotional distress among adolescent patients and argues that primary care clinicians/systems need to better utilize the primary care visit to screen adolescents for emotional health.

This 2008 descriptive study examined programs designed to provide mental health-related preventive services to at-risk adolescents.

This 2003 article examines the utilization of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents to answer questions about the extent to which health services can contribute to the prevention of adolescent suicide.

This 2003 article compares prevalence estimates of adolescents’ cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and considers the effect of methodological differences on reported use.