Journal article

Depression, Substance Use and Suicidality in Help-Seeking Adolescents: A Survey of Prevalence

Elizabeth Cosgrave, Eóin Killackey, Alison Yung, Joe Buckby, Katherine Godfrey, Carrie Stanford, Antonia Stuart, Patrick D McGorry

Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2004


AbstractMental health problems affect a sizeable minority of Australian adolescents. Depression and substance use disorders are common mental disorders reported in this age group. Difficulties of this nature that manifest in adolescence will often continue into adulthood. This report describes a sample of adolescents referred to a public mental health service with respect to their psychiatric diagnoses, depressive symptoms, patterns of substance use and level of suicidality. Mood disorders and substance-use disorders were both prevalent in the sample of participants, with sizeable comorbidity reflected in the number ol participants meeting criteria for both of these diagnoses. Data revealed ..

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