Bonnie T . Zima

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the lifetime and past year prevalence rates of major psychiatric disorders in a sample of older youths in the foster care system, to examine the timing of disorder onset and system entry, and to explore variations in past year prevalence rates. METHOD Using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for DSM-IV, interviews were conducted with(More)
OBJECTIVES Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common psychiatric condition, may impair a child's ability to learn and to form social relationships, tasks critical to healthy development. This study describes the prevalence of the disorder among children in special education programs and identifies the extent and predictors of unmet service(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To examine U.S. national trends in the use of concomitant pharmacotherapy with the stimulant class of psychotropic drugs in youth; and (2) to present these trends in the context of (a) extant safety and efficacy data, and (b) overall trends in concomitant pharmacotherapy with psychotropic drugs for youth. METHODS Prescribing data for youths(More)
OBJECTIVE Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood psychiatric condition for which evidence-based treatments have been established. This study describes use of complementary and alternative medicine among children with ADHD or at risk of having ADHD and explores possible predictors of use of such treatments. METHODS A sample(More)
PURPOSE The chronic illness model advocates for psychoeducation within a collaborative care model to enhance outcomes. To inform psychoeducational approaches for ADHD, this study describes parent and adolescent knowledge, perceptions, and information sources and explores how these vary by sociodemographic characteristics, ADHD risk, and past child mental(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to estimate the point prevalence of psychotropic medication use, and to describe relationships between child-level characteristics, provider type, and medication use among children in the child welfare system. METHODS The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being is the first nationally representative study of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined lifetime, 12-month, and current mental health service use among older youths in the foster care system and examined variations in mental health care by race, gender, maltreatment history, living situation, and geographic region. METHOD The Service Assessment for Children and Adolescents, the Child Trauma Questionnaire, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the documented adherence to quality indicators for the outpatient care of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and major depression for children in public mental health clinics and to explore how adherence varies by child and clinic characteristics. METHOD A statewide, longitudinal cohort study of 813 children(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate (1) the incidence of unintentional injuries among children with and without behavioral problems and (2) the role of ethnicity on the relationship between behavioral problems and risk for unintentional injuries, as unintentional injuries among children represent a major public health concern in the United States. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores whether parental support networks vary by sociodemographic factors among children at high risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and whether network characteristics influence the receipt of mental health treatment for the child. METHOD A school district-wide, two-phase screening study design was used to(More)