School Mental Health Professionals Identify Adolescent Mental Conditions as More Serious Problems than Violence and Interpersonal Conflict in High Schools

A recently completed national survey of over 1400 mental health professionals in public schools serving adolescents indicates that student depression and use of alcohol and illegal drugs are seen as serious behavior problems in high schools, even more serious than various forms of violence, including bullying, fighting and use of weapons.

Confidence of Docs About Diagnosing Teen Mental Disorders Good Not Excellent

Only Half Screen for Mental Disorders; Treatment, Resources, and Insurance Coverage Are Barriers to Effective Treatment The results will be released at the launch of a national effort to increase the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent mental disorders. The summit will bring together seven commissions consisting of 100 of the nation’s leading scholars of adolescent