Year: 1999 Source: Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999. p.123-220 SIEC No: 20041259

After reviewing the normal mental health development of children, this chapter provides a detailed discussion of mental health disorders in young people, their risk factors, & prevention strategies. Disorder examined include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression & suicide, anxiety disorders, autism, disruptive disorders, substance use disorders, & eating disorders. Various service interventions are explored, & the challenges & opportunities for service delivery are identified. (682 refs)