Journal article

The unknown citizen: epidemiological challenges in child mental health

Amanda Kvalsvig, Meredith O'Connor, Gerry Redmond, Sharon Goldfeld

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

Growing concern about the global burden of child mental health disorders has generated an increased interest in population-level efforts to improve child mental health. This in turn has led to a shift in emphasis away from treatment of established disorders and towards prevention and promotion. Prevention efforts are able to draw on a substantial epidemiological literature describing the prevalence and determinants of child mental health disorders. However, there is a striking lack of clearly conceptualised and measurable positive outcomes for child mental health, which may result in missed opportunities to identify optimal policy and intervention strategies. In this paper, we propose an epi..

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