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 problems and fewer than 11% received treatment for SU disorders, among those with these problems.
- MH problems were more prevalent than SU disorders among young adult women, while SU disorders were more common among young adult men
- Other socio-demographic differences were identified, including lower treatment rates among non-White young adults all but one MH and SUB problem examined.
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February 26, 2014
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