Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders Among Juveniles Committed to Detention Centers

The Practical Adolescent Diagnostic Interview (PADDI), a structured diagnostic interview designed to gather basic information about substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and related experiences, was used in routine evaluation of all adolescents committed to two juvenile detention center...

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Published in:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Main Author: Abrantes, Ana M. (Author)
Other Authors: Hoffmann, Norman G.; Anton, Ronald
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:Undetermined language
Published: 2005
In:International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
Year: 2005, Volume: 49, Issue: 2, Pages: 179-193
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Summary:The Practical Adolescent Diagnostic Interview (PADDI), a structured diagnostic interview designed to gather basic information about substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and related experiences, was used in routine evaluation of all adolescents committed to two juvenile detention centers. Anonymous data from 252 consecutively admitted adolescents were analyzed to assess the prevalence and severity of problem areas and to provide a preliminary exploration of interrelationships among those problems. Results demonstrated that a majority of adolescents manifested multiple problems. Whereas prevalence rates were high across gender, females displayed significantly greater mental health problems and maltreatment histories
ISSN:0306-624X
DOI:10.1177/0306624X04269673