Mental health care use among children and adolescents in Germany: results of the longitudinal BELLA study

  title={Mental health care use among children and adolescents in Germany: results of the longitudinal BELLA study},
  author={Birte Hintzpeter and Fionna Klasen and Gerhard Schoen and Catharina Voss and Heike H{\"o}lling and Ulricke Ravens-Sieberer},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Data on mental health care use of children and adolescents in Germany is scarce. This study investigates the degree of mental health care use, its trajectories and influencing factors among children and adolescents in Germany, using longitudinal data of the BELLA study. The BELLA study is the mental health module of the representative German National Health Interview and Examination Survey for children and adolescents (KiGGS). Baseline data of N = 2,863 participants aged 7–17 years were… CONTINUE READING

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