Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0487

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Leticia Ryan

Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, United States

  • Research Article   
    Social and Community-level Risk Factors Among Adolescents Presenting in Mental Health Crisis to an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department
    Author(s): Erin P. O. Donnell*, Leticia Ryan, Thuy Ngo and Lisa Yanek

    Purpose: Children and adolescents with low Socioeconomic Status (SES) have higher rates of mental health problems and unmet mental health needs. Often low-income areas where children of low SES may reside have shortages of mental health resources. This study describes community characteristics of high-risk mental health patients who sought emergency care for an acute psychiatric crisis. Methods: This retrospective cohort study uses community-level census data to evaluate specific socioeconomic characteristics associated with the neighborhoods where mental health patients resided at the time of presentation to an urban pediatric emergency department. Results: Most patients resided in Baltimore city and of these patients, the mean household income level and measures for educational status were considerably lower than.. Read More»
    DOI: DOI: 10.35248/2161-0487-23.13.446.

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