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ERIC Number: ED540828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Mental Health Disorders. Adolescent Health Highlight. Publication #2013-1
Murphey, David; Barry, Megan; Vaughn, Brigitte
Child Trends
Mental disorders are diagnosable conditions characterized by changes in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination of these) that can cause a person to feel stressed out and impair his or her ability to function. These disorders are common in adolescence. This "Adolescent Health Highlight" presents the warning signs of mental disorders; describes the types of mental disorders and their prevalence and trends; discusses the consequences and risk of mental disorders; presents treatment options and barriers to accessing mental health care; and provides mental health resources. (Contains 2 figures and 16 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A