Research :: Mental/Behavioral Health Care

Introducing the AYAH Center Newsletter!

    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. 2016 […]

Affordable Care Act | Clinical Preventive Services | Confidential Care | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Sexual and Reproductive Health | Youth-Centered Care

Recognizing and Managing Depression in Primary Care

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.

Clinical Guidelines | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Provider Training & Education | Webinars/Presentations | Youth-Centered Care

Prevalence and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems in the Early Emerging Adult Years in the United States: Findings from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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 […]

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Young Adults

Medical Home for Adolescents: Low Attainment Rates for Those With Mental Health Problems and Other Vulnerable Groups

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

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

Are Adolescents Being Screened for Emotional Distress in Primary Care?

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.

Clinical Preventive Services | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care

Innovations in Preventive Mental Health Care Services for Adolescents

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

Clinical Preventive Services | Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | State & Community Programs

Receipt of Psychological or Emotional Counseling by Suicidal 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.

Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Suicide

America’s Adolescents: Are They Healthy?

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.

Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Mortality | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Risky Behavior | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations | Substance Use | Suicide | Young Adults