Navigation Links
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Date:5/13/2009

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 American adolescents have experienced at least one bout of major depression in the past year, but only about 39 percent of those cases received treatment, a new government report released Wednesday shows.

Conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the report found that health insurance coverage was a major deciding factor in whether or not treatment occurred. For example, 42.9 percent of adolescents suffering from depression who were covered by Medicaid/CHIP received treatment, as did 40.6 percent of those covered by health insurance. But only 17.2 percent of adolescents without insurance coverage received the depression treatment they needed, the SAMHSA report found.

Among those children who did receive treatment for depression, about 59 percent saw or spoke with a counselor, just under 37 percent interacted with a psychologist, 27.3 percent saw or spoke with either a psychiatrist or psychotherapist, 26.6 percent used a general practitioner or family doctor, and 46.8 percent received a prescription medication to treat their depression.

A major depressive episode was defined as a period of two weeks or more in which the person experienced depressed mood or loss of interest, plus at least four other symptoms such as change in functioning, trouble sleeping or eating and/or problems with concentration or self-image.

The report draws on data from SAMHSA's 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which included information on a representative sampling of about 22,000 12- to 17-year-olds throughout the United States.

More information

There's more on spotting and preventing depression among young people at the National Institutes of Health.



-- E.J. Mundell



SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, news release, May 13, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Not All Caregivers Are Stressed and Depressed
2. A mothers criticism causes distinctive neural activity among formerly depressed
3. Economic Crisis Making You Anxious or Depressed?
4. Oregons Assisted Suicide Law May Overlook Depressed Patients
5. Participating in religion may make adolescents from certain races more depressed
6. Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients
7. Only Severely Depressed Benefit From Antidepressants: Study
8. New Hope for Depressed Teens
9. Optimal band imaging with endoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of depressed-type early gastric cancer
10. Why some depressed girls cant smell the roses
11. Possible genetic predictor for response to lithium augmentation in depressed patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... The 9th annual ... Imaging Congress (WMIC), will be held in New York City, NY on September ... Therapy.” The congress will highlight and emphasize how imaging reveals a greater understanding ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... LaserShip, a regional parcel carrier that services the eastern U.S., donated and ... in order to aid in the Flint water crisis. In 2014, LaserShip acquired Prestige ... Clio, only 15 miles away from Flint. , “We have deep roots in the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Fort Walton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... that the innovative weather-forecasting company is unveiling its revolutionary new 2.0 version at ... new platform, MetLoop has “put the power of the world's most advanced weather ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Intermedix ... of Emergency Medicine , an emergency medicine professional association, to support the organization's ... , The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, or AAEM, seeks to empower emergency ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize critical health ... patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their smiles. Dr. ... , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or knocked-out teeth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016 ,   ... Adjusted EBITDA climbs to EUR 277.9m   ... Proposed dividend of EUR 0.85 per share (2014: EUR 0.75 ... business and refinancing successfully completed  Approximately 9% revenue ... basis  Adjusted EBITDA expected for 2016 at approximately ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... --> ... report provides information on development trends, competitive landscape ... statistical data and information analysis. http://www.deepresearchreports.com/142870.html ... Complete report on Autoclave industry spread across ... 296 tables and figures is now available at ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rp4pg8/molecular ) ... "Molecular Diagnostics Reports Bundle" report to ... has announced the addition of the ... their offering. --> Research and ... addition of the "Molecular Diagnostics Reports ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: