Journal article

Neuropsychology and Youth Mental Health in Victoria: The Results of a Clinical Service Audit

Caroline A Fisher, Sarah E Hetrick, Zalie Merrett, Emma M Parrish, Kelly Allott

AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Objective: The allocation of neuropsychology services in Victoria's public youth mental health system is very limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of a youth mental health neuropsychology service over a 16-month period, and to evaluate referrer feedback about the service. Methods: A 16-month clinical data audit and referrer survey of the Eastern Health Child and Youth Mental Health Service neuropsychology service. Results: A total of 45 clients were seen for assessment during the audit period with an age range of 7–25 years. Neuropsychological involvement identified DSM diagnoses in 42% of clients, as well as findings that were considered to be of neuropsychologic..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted within the CYMHS of Eastern Health, Victoria, Australia. KA is supported by a Ronald Philip Griffiths Fellowship from The University of Melbourne. SH has previously held an NHMRC Training Fellowship.