Journal article

Reaching families where a parent has a mental disorder: Using big data to plan early interventions

Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Heinz Tuehler, Melinda Goodyear, Ingunn Olea Lund, Jean Lillian Paul

neuropsychiatrie | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Children who grow up with a parent who has a mental health problem (25%) are at increased risk of developing (health) problems themselves. One approach to reach those children for early intervention supports is through their parents seeking treatment within the adult mental healthcare system. We aimed to gain information on the users of adult mental health services in Tyrol, Austria in order to understand more about the identification of these families to provide support. METHODS: We descriptively analysed administrative claims data from the Tyrolean health insurance. Uptake of mental health services (hospital inpatient and day-care services, rehabilitation, outpatient psychiatri..

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