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Juvenile Justice and Mental Health
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Prevalence of Mental Disordered Youth (MDY) Teplin et al, 2002: 60 percent of detained males and more than 2/3 of females had psychiatric disorder. 50% had substance abuse disorder. Major Depression 20% of girls, 13% of boys. Few had psychotic disorders.
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Prevalence of MH disorders in Juv. Just. settings in TX, LA, and WA DISC diagnoses N=1,400 youth from 29 distinct community-based programs, detention centers, and secure residential facilities Source: Shufelt & Cocozza, 2006
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Prevalence of Mental Disordered Youth (MDY) Teplin et al, 2002: 60 percent of detained males and more than 2/3 of females had psychiatric disorder. 50% had substance abuse disorder. Major Depression 20% of girls, 13% of boys. Few had psychotic disorders. Higher rates for court-involved youth vs. general youth population.
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Explanations of rising(?) prevalence Co-morbidity (co-occurrence). Spread of adolescent psychiatry (“medicalization
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 202:322 taught by Professor Hirschfield during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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