How can epidemiology improve mental health services for children and adolescents?

@article{Costello1993HowCE,
  title={How can epidemiology improve mental health services for children and adolescents?},
  author={Elizabeth Jane Costello and Barbara J. Burns and Adrian Angold and Philip J. Leaf},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1106-14; discussion 1114-7}
}
Epidemiology, the study of patterns of disease distribution in time and space, can help to improve mental health services for children and adolescents by increasing understanding of the causes, development, and course of psychiatric disorders. For the purpose of service delivery, epidemiologic research on child psychopathology can provide information on need for services, availability of services, and effectiveness of services. For both scientific and planning purposes, epidemiologic research… CONTINUE READING