Anxiety and depression screening for youth in a primary care population.

  title={Anxiety and depression screening for youth in a primary care population.},
  author={Wayne J. Katon and Joan E Russo and Laura P Richardson and Elizabeth A McCauley and Paula Lozano},
  journal={Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association},
  volume={8 3},
OBJECTIVE Prior studies have shown a low rate of accurate identification by primary care physicians of mental health disorders in youth. This study tested the psychometric properties of 2 brief mental health screening questionnaires, the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire, short form, (MFQ-SF) and Childhood Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI), in a large sample of youth. METHODS In a sample of 1375 youth aged 11 to 17 (779 with asthma, 596 randomly selected controls) enrolled in a health maintenance… CONTINUE READING

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