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Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Author(s):

Christian Kieling

, Ana Soledade Graeff-Martins

, Hesham Hamoda

, and Luis Augusto Rohde

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199920181.003.0015
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date: 22 October 2019

Global child and adolescent mental health is central to global mental health – and to global health in general. The large burden imposed by mental disorders across the globe is largely attributable to their incidence early in life and to their persistence into adulthood and old age. This chapter focuses on the worldwide occurrence of mental disorders among children and adolescents, on the risk and protective factors associated with these problems, and on the available interventions to prevent and treat these disorders. It also reviews the implementation of these strategies, examining the availability and coverage of services, services utilization, and innovative models of care. It ends discussing the way forward in terms of research, public policies, and human resources.

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