Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989?
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Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989? 1. Michael G. Sawyer1, 2. Matthew Guidolin2, 3. Karen Schulz3, 4. Bernadette McGinnes4, 5. Peter Baghurst5, 6. Stephen R. Zubrick6Article first published online: 25 NOV 2010DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00628.x© 2010 The Authors. ANZJPH © 2010 Public Health Association of AustraliaIssueAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public HealthAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public HealthVolume 34, Issue 6, pages 594–597, December 2010Additional Information(Show All)How to CiteAuthor InformationPublication HistoryHow to CiteSawyer, M. G., Guidolin, M., Schulz, K., McGinnes, B., Baghurst, P. and Zubrick, S. R. (2010), Mental health problems among young people on remand: has anything changed since 1989?. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34: 594–597. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00628.xAuthor Information 1. 1 School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide and Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth & Women's Health Service, South Australia 2. 2 Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth & Women's Health Service, South Australia 3. 3 Magill Training Centre, Youth Justice Directorate Families SA, Department for Families and Communities, South Australia 4. 4 Youth Justice Directorate, Families SA, Department for Families and Communities, South Australia 5. 5 School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, University of Adelaide and Public Health Research Unit, Children, Youth & Women's Health Service, South Australia 6. 6 Centre for Developmental Health, Curtin University of Technology and Division of Population Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Western Australia*Correspondence: Correspondence to: Professor M. Sawyer, Research and Evaluation Unit, Children, Youth and Women's Health Service, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006. Fax (08) 8161 6906; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPublication History 1. Issue published online: 7 DEC 2010 2. Article first published online: 25 NOV 2010 3. Submitted: March 2010, Revision requested: May 2010, Accepted: June 2010SEARCHSearch ScopeSearch String * Advanced > * Saved Searches >SEARCH BY CITATIONVolume:Issue:Page:ARTICLE TOOLS * Get PDF (78K) * Save to My Profile * E-mail Link to this Article * Export Citation for this Article * Get Citation Alerts * Request Permissions * Abstract * Article * References * Cited ByView Full Article (HTML) Get PDF (78K)Keywords: * adolescents; * remand; * detention; * mental health problemsAbstractObjectives: To determine whether the prevalence of mental health problems among adolescents on court ordered remand in South Australia has changed since 1989. To compare the prevalence of mental health problems reported among adolescents on remand in 1989 and 2008/09 with the prevalence among adolescents in the general community.Method: Mental health problems were identified using the Youth Self-Report (YSR), which was completed by 11–17 year olds on remand in South Australia in 1989 (n=100) and in 2008/09 (n=197), and 13–17 year olds (n=1,283) in the national survey of mental health problems among Australian adolescents conducted in 1998.Results: Although adolescents on remand reported somewhat fewer mental health problems in 2008/09 than were reported in 1989, the prevalence of problems in both groups of adolescents on remand was significantly higher than that reported for adolescents in the general community.Conclusion: Adolescents on remand have a much higher prevalence of mental health problems than other adolescents in the community, with little change evident over the past 20 years.Implications: To reduce the high levels of mental health problems experienced by adolescents on remand, interventions need to provide effective management and treatment both during the time adolescents are on remand and after they return to the general community.View Full Article (HTML) Get PDF (78K)More content like thisFind more content: * like this articleFind more content written by: * Michael G. Sawyer * Matthew Guidolin * Karen Schulz * Bernadette McGinnes * Peter Baghurst * Stephen R. Zubrick * All Authors * ABOUT US * HELP * CONTACT US * AGENTS * ADVERTISERS * MEDIA * PRIVACY * TERMS & CONDITIONS * SITE MAP
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