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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Service Use Implications of Suicide-Related Psychosocial Problems among Depressed Young Adults

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Session Number: 58 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Eric Slade

All Authors for this paper: Eric Slade; Lawrence Wissow; Mark Weist

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: We explore how suicide-related psychosocial problems relate to depressed young adults' use of psychiatric services. Regressions for use of antidepressant medication and receipt of mental health or substance abuse counseling were estimated. Youths with more problems were substantially more likely to receive antidepressant medication (p<.001) and counseling (p<.001). Additional estimates suggested that problems increase the likelihood of a clinical encounter for depression, but do not increase the likelihood of counseling during or after those encounters. Symptoms of elevated suicide risk in young adults may be substantially undertreated even when youth obtain treatment for depression.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Presentation Time: 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM