ERIC Number: ED324882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Children & Adolescents with Mental, Behavioral & Developmental Disorders. Mobilizing a National Initiative. Report of a Study.
Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC. Div. of Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine.
This report focuses on the 7.5 million children in the United States with diagnosable mental illnesses, examining developmental, behavioral and emotional disorders in this group. Progress being made toward understanding, preventing, and treating these disorders is documented, future directions for research are put forth, and critical resource requirements for advancing the field are delineated. Chapters include an overview, "Dimensions of Disorder,""Causes and Determinants,""Interventions for Childhood Mental Disorders,""Research Personnel and Infrastructure." Conclusions and recommendations are presented in terms of current knowledge/research progress and research needs/opportunities for the following areas: prevalence and costs; causes and determinants; and interventions. A national plan for National Institute for Mental Health-sponsored child and adolescent mental disorders research is proposed which would: (1) provide support and incentives for an expanded pool of research scientists; (2) provide increased support for individual project, program project, and center grants; (3) provide increased funding for research in such areas as epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, neurosciences; and (4) provide for the establishment of an institute-wide consortium concerned with child and adolescent mental health research. (PB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Health, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Federal Programs, Intervention, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Neurological Impairments, Research Opportunities, Researchers
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington, DC 20418 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC. Div. of Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine.