Year: 2003 Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, v.30, no.2, (April 2003), p.230-250 SIEC No: 20050212

The prevalence & patterns of co-occurring mental health problem symptoms, substance use, & delinquent conduct were examined in a sample of multiple problem, detained youth. 3 distinct patterns of co-occurrence were found using cluster analysis. Youth in 2 of the clusters had moderate mental health problems but differed in the severity of substance abuse & delinquent conduct. A third group displayed serious mental health symptoms & suicidality coinciding with high rates of substance use & crime. (43 refs)