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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 The aim of this study was to describe rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication treatment and relevant school services use during a 2-year period, and to examine independent predictors of these interventions. METHOD Parent and child interviews (n = 266) and follow-up 12-month telephone surveys (n = 220) were conducted(More)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Eighteen pediatric neurologists and 18 pediatricians completed a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire on their knowledge of, attitudes toward, and management of the behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of pediatric epilepsy, before and after a lecture on this topic. They also responded to questions about possible barriers to mental health care of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the associations of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) risk status with subsequent parental social network characteristics and caregiver strain in adolescence; and examines predictors of adolescent mental health service use. METHODS Baseline ADHD screening identified children at high risk (n = 207) and(More)