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dc.contributor.authorMendenhall, Amy N.
dc.contributor.authorDemeter, Christine
dc.contributor.authorFindling, Robert L.
dc.contributor.authorFrazier, Thomas W.
dc.contributor.authorFristad, Mary A.
dc.contributor.authorYoungstrom, Eric A.
dc.contributor.authorArnold, L. Eugene
dc.contributor.authorBirmaher, Boris
dc.contributor.authorGill, Mary Kay
dc.contributor.authorAxelson, David
dc.contributor.authorKowatch, Robert A.
dc.contributor.authorHorwitz, Sarah McCue
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-28T17:34:41Z
dc.date.available2017-06-28T17:34:41Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.citationMendenhall, A. N., Demeter, C., Findling, R. L., Frazier, T. W., Fristad, M. A., Youngstrom, E. A., … Horwitz, S. M. (2011). Factors Influencing Mental Health Service Utilization by Children with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance: Results from the LAMS Study. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 62(6), 650–658. http://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.62.6.650en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/24684
dc.descriptionThe official published article is available online at http://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.62.6.650.en_US
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To describe service utilization of a cohort of children with emotional and behavioral disorders who visited outpatient mental health clinics in four Midwest cities. METHOD: Data come from the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) Study. 707 youth (ages 6–12 years) and their parents completed diagnostic assessments, demographic information and an assessment of mental health service utilization. Analyses examined the relationship of demographics, diagnoses, impairment, and comorbidity to the type and level of services utilized. RESULTS: Service utilization is multimodal with half of the youth receiving both outpatient and school services during their lifetime. Non-need factors including age, sex, race, and insurance, were related to types of services used. Youth diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder had higher utilization of inpatient services and two or more services at one time compared to youth diagnosed with depressive or disruptive disorders. More than half of youth diagnosed with bipolar or depressive disorders had received both medication and therapy during their lifetime whereas for youth diagnosed with a disruptive disorder therapy only was more common. Impairment and comorbidity were not related to service utilization. CONCLUSIONS: Use of mental health services for children begins at a very young age and occurs in multiple service sectors. Type of service use is related to insurance and race/ethnicity, underscoring the need for research on treatment disparities. Contrary to findings from results based on administrative data, medication alone was infrequent. However, the reasonably low use of combination therapy suggests that clinicians and families need to be educated on the effectiveness of multimodal treatment.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishingen_US
dc.subjectBipolar Disorderen_US
dc.subjectManiaen_US
dc.subjectChilden_US
dc.subjectAdolescenten_US
dc.subjectServicesen_US
dc.titleFactors Influencing Mental Health Service Utilization by Children with Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance: Results from the LAMS Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorMendenhall, Amy N.
kusw.kudepartmentSocial Welfareen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1176/appi.ps.62.6.650en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, author accepted manuscripten_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
dc.identifier.pmidPMC3243362en_US
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