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Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Aug;51(8):1045-7.

Unmet needs for substance abuse and mental health services among Northern Plains American Indian adolescents.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80220, USA.


Use of mental health and substance abuse services was examined among 109 American Indian adolescents in a Northern Plains reservation community. Each was interviewed to assess psychiatric diagnosis and service use and to determine whether an adult had recognized a problem in the adolescent-a critical determinant of receipt of services. Of the 23 youths who had a disorder, nine (39 percent) reported lifetime service use. Of the 25 who received services, 17 were treated by a school counselor; only one received services from a mental health specialist. Eight of the 25 youths with a psychiatric or substance use diagnosis who did not receive services reported that an adult had recognized a problem.

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