Utilization of Professional Mental Health Services Related to Population-Level Screening for Anxiety, Depression, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Public High School Students

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Abstract

This study examines results from three mental health screening measures in a cohort of adolescent public school students in seven public schools in Southeast Texas affiliated with the Dating it Safe study. We estimated the odds of receiving professional mental health treatment in the previous year given results from different mental health screening batteries: the CES-D 10 battery for depression screening, the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders, and the Primary Care Posttraumatic Stress Disorder screen. Overall, students with higher scores on screening instruments for depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and combinations of screening instruments were more likely to have sought past-year professional mental health treatment than non-symptomatic youth. However, the proportion of students screening positive and receiving professional treatment was low, ranging from 11 to 16 %. This study emphasizes the need for broader evaluation of population-based mental health screening among adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 5 2016

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Keywords

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental health screening
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • School-based mental health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health(social science)

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