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According to the National Survery of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (AUS, 1998): What was the prevalence in the last 3 months of ANY mental health problem in 4-17 y/o?
14.1%
According to the National Survery of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (AUS, 1998): Rank the prevalence of these conditions in order
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Anxiety
- Depressive disorders
- ADHD 11.2%
- Anxiety 2.5-7% (NB from other national studies)
- Depressive Disorders 3.7%
- CD 3%
EMQ

1 emotional problems are more common in

2 this diagnosis decreases w/ age in child/adol

3 this diagnosis increases w/ age in child/adol

A FEMALES

B ANXIETY

C MALES

D ANIMALS

E ADHD

F DEPRESSION
1 A
2 E
3 F
Which of the following is not a risk factor for Conduct Disorder (CD):

Abuse
Parental conflict
Conduct disordered friends/family
High IQ
Excess of money
Learning Problems
Lack of supervision
Too much supervision
Aggression
Low IQ
Poverty
Institutionalisation
Abuse (F = Family Factors)
Parental conflict (F)
Lack of supervision (F)
Too much supervision (F)Conduct disordered friends/family (F/S = Social Factors)
Institutionalisation (S)
Excess of money(S)
Poverty(S)
Learning Problems (I = Intellectual Factors)
Aggression (I)
Low IQ (I)
HIGH IQ (NOT A RISK FACTOR FOR CD)
Chronic PHYSICAL illness is a risk factor for psychiatric morbidity in child/adol.

T/F
T

Also: poverty, family dysfxn, parental mental illness, academic probs, high levels of life stress
EMQ

1 the percentage of child/adol. who will experience a mental health problem

2 the percentage of the health care budget for mental healthcare

3 the percentage of child/adol. treated by child adol. mental health

A 5%

B 25%
1 B
2 A
3 A*
* the remaining 95% - no Rx
- paeds (2/3 of ADHD kids)
- school counsellor
- juvenile justice
- NGO's
- General Practice
What are 3 consequences of ongoing untreated disorder? (4)
- Worsening eg. anxiety, depression, psychosis.
- Increased mortality (suicides, accidents)
- Increased morbidity (eg. D & A, self harm, academic failure)
- Development into an 'adult disorder (eg. CD --> Antisocial PD, Separation anxiety --> agoraphobia)
Define circularity.
Circularity is a family therapy concept that highlights the complexity of human interactions and interconnected ness within relationships ie. how each member of the family affects and is affected by symptomatolagy of others in the family (or other social grouping).
Name 4 options for Rx moddalities with kids. (5)
- Psychotherapy (eg. Psychoeducation (child + parents), CBT)
- Advocacy (eg. @ schools)
- Parent behaviour management training
- Family therapy
- Medications (eg. SSRI's)