Lost in Transition: The Journey from Pediatric to Adult Care for Youth with Mental Health Conditions
Skehan, Brian M.
UMass Chan AffiliationsImplementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC)
Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
T.H. Chan School of Medicine
Document TypeResearch You Can Use
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AbstractNearly one out of three (30.6%) young adults (18–25 years) experience mental illness (NIMH). In the United States suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people. Transition age youth (16–25 years) with mental health conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders, experience substantial adversity during the shift from pediatric to adult health care. Research by our team has shown that youth with mental health conditions utilize less outpatient care as they emerge into adulthood. These results echo the American Psychiatric Association position statement that transition age youth are “underserved in current mental health systems”. Understanding provider perspectives to caring for this unique patient population may help to increase health care utilization and quality of care for transition age youth with mental health conditions. This product offers providers real-world tips on what they can do to help and advocate for based on our work.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/51159
Funding and AcknowledgementsThis research was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Medical Scientist Training Program (T32-GM-107000) and by a National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences TL1 training grant (TR-001454) from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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