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Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

  • Brian Kurtz
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Abstract

Mental health problems are frequently encountered in adolescents due to high prevalence in this population in general and particularly in those adolescents who present to clinical attention. Even the most experienced clinician may find that these problems pose special challenges to identification, diagnosis, treatment, and even referral. Pediatricians, however, who make an effort to familiarize themselves with some of the basic concepts and tools for dealing with mental health issues, will find that they are able to make a great impact in the health of this vulnerable population.

Keywords

Bipolar Disorder Major Depressive Disorder Anxiety Disorder Mental Health Problem Primary Care Provider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Kurtz
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  1. 1.Child Psychiatry Service, Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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