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ERIC Number: EJ942088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Psychiatric Diagnoses and Clinical Characteristics of Asian American Youth in Children's Services
Nguyen, Ly; Arganza, Girlyn F.; Huang, Larke N.; Liao, Qinghong; Nguyen, Hoang T.; Santiago, Rolando
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n4 p483-495 Dec 2004
This study examined the psychiatric diagnoses and clinical characteristics of the 981 Asian American children enrolled in the first phase of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. Asian Americans were less likely than non-Asian Americans to receive diagnoses of depression and ADHD and more likely to receive diagnoses of anxiety and adjustment disorder. As compared to non-Asians, Asian Americans were significantly more likely to be rated with severe functional impairment in community role performance, self-harmful behavior, and thinking. There was also a trend for fewer externalizing behavior problems. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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