Age of onset of mental disorders and use of mental health services: needs, opportunities and obstacles.

@article{Girolamo2012AgeOO,
  title={Age of onset of mental disorders and use of mental health services: needs, opportunities and obstacles.},
  author={Giovanni de Girolamo and Jessica Dagani and Rosemary Purcell and Angelo Cocchi and Patrick D. McGorry},
  journal={Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={47-57}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In this review, we provide an update of recent studies on the age of onset (AOO) of the major mental disorders, with a special focus on the availability and use of services providing prevention and early intervention. RECENT FINDINGS The studies reviewed here confirm previous reports on the AOO of the major mental disorders. Although the behaviour disorders and specific anxiety disorders emerge during childhood, most of the high-prevalence disorders (mood, anxiety and… CONTINUE READING

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