The mental health needs of incarcerated youth in British Columbia, Canada.

@article{Gretton2011TheMH,
  title={The mental health needs of incarcerated youth in British Columbia, Canada.},
  author={Heather M. Gretton and Robert J. W. Clift},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={109-15}
}
The purpose of the study was to identify the current prevalence of mental disorders and mental health needs among incarcerated male and female youths in Canada, and to present these data in the context of rates found in other jurisdictions. One hundred forty male and 65 female incarcerated young offenders in British Columbia were screened with the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Version 2 (MAYSI-2); provisional psychiatric diagnoses were assessed with the Diagnostic Interview Schedule… CONTINUE READING