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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;63(1):97-113. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2015.08.005.

Integrating Children's Mental Health into Primary Care.

Author information

1
Center for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 703 Hampton House, 624 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address: lwissow@jhmi.edu.
2
Departments of Psychological Sciences and Health Services, Institute of Psychology, Health & Society, University of Liverpool, Waterhouse Building, 2nd Floor Block B, 1-5 Brownlow Street, Liverpool L69 3GL, UK.

Abstract

Children's mental health problems are among global health advocates' highest priorities. Nearly three-quarters of adult disorders have their onset or origins during childhood, becoming progressively harder to treat over time. Integrating mental health with primary care and other more widely available health services has the potential to increase treatment access during childhood, but requires re-design of currently-available evidence-based practices to fit the context of primary care and place a greater emphasis on promoting positive mental health. While some of this re-design has yet to be accomplished, several components are currently well-defined and show promise of effectiveness and practicality.

KEYWORDS:

Children/youth; Mental health; Prevention; Primary care

PMID:
26613691
PMCID:
PMC4663456
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2015.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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