The mental health of children and adolescents

This is the report from the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. It reports on various mental health conditions among children and young people, as well as how they use services.

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The mental health of children and adolescents

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Report
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General public
Language:
English
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This report includes:

  • second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing highlights
  • overview of mental disorders (DISC-IV)
  • major depressive disorder
  • anxiety disorder
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • conduct disorder and oppositional problem behaviours
  • service use
  • perceived need and barriers to receiving mental health care
  • the role of schools and impact on education
  • mental disorders, self-reported problems and distress
  • adolescent reported self-harm and suicidal behaviours
  • self-reported problems, behaviours and risk factors in young people
  • what adolescents told us about service use and seeking help
  • comparison with 1998 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

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