Age of onset of mental disorders and use of mental health services: needs, opportunities and obstacles

G. De Girolamo, Giovanni De Girolamo, J. Dagani, R. Purcell, A. Cocchi, P. D. Mcgorry

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Abstract

In this review, we provide an update of recent studies on the age of onset (AOO) of the major mental disorders, with a special focus on the availability and use of services providing prevention and early intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Age of Onset
  • Aged
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Early Medical Intervention
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Health Services
  • Middle Aged
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Risk Factors
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Young Adult

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