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The importance of identifying, managing, and appropriately treating comorbidity in young people

The importance of identifying, managing, and appropriately treating comorbidity in young people Guest editorial Christina Marel and Katherine L. Mills Christina Marel and The importance of identifying, managing, and appropriately treating comorbidity in young people Katherine L. Mills are both based at the NHMRC Centre of High rates of mental and substance use disorders have consistently been reported in national Research Excellence in Mental youth surveys conducted around the world (Ravens-Sieberer et al.,2008; Lawrence et al.,2015; Health and Substance Use, Green et al., 2005; Kessler et al., 2012). Adolescence and young adulthood can be a difficult, National Drug and Alcohol turbulent time for many people, with an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviour affected by Research Centre, University of issues of change, development, identity formation, experimentation, rebellion, and uncertainty New South Wales, Sydney, (Marsh et al., 2013). Adolescence is also often the time during which the first presentations of Australia. psychosis and symptoms of depression and anxiety emerge (Health, 2008). Half of all lifetime mental disorders develop prior to the age of 14 years, and three-quarters by age 24 (Kessler et al., 2005) making them the leading cause of disability in young people worldwide (Erskine et al.,2015). Five of the top ten causes of disability-adjusted life-years among young people directly relate to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

The importance of identifying, managing, and appropriately treating comorbidity in young people

Advances in Dual Diagnosis , Volume 10 (4): 5 – Nov 20, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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1757-0972
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Guest editorial Christina Marel and Katherine L. Mills Christina Marel and The importance of identifying, managing, and appropriately treating comorbidity in young people Katherine L. Mills are both based at the NHMRC Centre of High rates of mental and substance use disorders have consistently been reported in national Research Excellence in Mental youth surveys conducted around the world (Ravens-Sieberer et al.,2008; Lawrence et al.,2015; Health and Substance Use, Green et al., 2005; Kessler et al., 2012). Adolescence and young adulthood can be a difficult, National Drug and Alcohol turbulent time for many people, with an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviour affected by Research Centre, University of issues of change, development, identity formation, experimentation, rebellion, and uncertainty New South Wales, Sydney, (Marsh et al., 2013). Adolescence is also often the time during which the first presentations of Australia. psychosis and symptoms of depression and anxiety emerge (Health, 2008). Half of all lifetime mental disorders develop prior to the age of 14 years, and three-quarters by age 24 (Kessler et al., 2005) making them the leading cause of disability in young people worldwide (Erskine et al.,2015). Five of the top ten causes of disability-adjusted life-years among young people directly relate to

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Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 20, 2017

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