Readings and References
Angell M: The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? The New York Review of Books. June 23, 2011.
Costello EJ, Erkanli A, Angold A: Is there an epidemic of child or adolescent depression? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 47:12 (2006), pp 1263
DeAngelis T: Children’s mental health problems seen as ‘epidemic.’ American Psychological Association.
Eaton WW, Kalaydjiann A, Scharfstein DO et al: Prevalence and incidence of depressive disorder: the Baltimore ECA follow-up, 1981–2004. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2007 September; 116(3): 182–188
Epstein J, Barker P, Vorburger M, Murtha C: Serious Mental Illness and Its Co-Occurrence with Substance Use Disorders, 2002. http://www.ce-credit.com/articles/100995/CoD.pdf
Goldstein BI, Birmaher B. Prevalence, clinical presentation and differential diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2012;49(1):3-14.
Hafner H, an der Heiden W. Epidemiology of Schizophrenia. Can J Psychiatry 1997;42:139–151
Kessler, R. C., Berglund, P. A., Zhao, S., et al: The 12-month prevalence and correlates of serious mental illness (SMI). In R.W. Manderscheid & M. A. Sonnenschein (Eds.), Mental health, United States, 1996 (pp. 59-70, DHHS Publication No. SMA 96- 3098). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.
Merikangas KR, He J-P, Burstein M et al: Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in US Adolescents: Results from the National Comorbidity Study-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010 Oct; 49(10): 980–989
Whitaker R. Psychiatric drugs and the astonishing rise of mental illness in America. Ethical Human Psychiatric Times. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 7, Number I ,Spring 2005
Moreno C, Laje G, Blanco C, et al. National trends in the outpatient diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in youth. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64:1032-1039.
National Institute of Mental Health. Rates of bipolar diagnosis in youth rapidly climbing, treatment patterns similar to adults. http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/sep2007/nimh-03.htm
González HM, Vega WA, Williams DR, et al. Depression care in the United States: too little for too few. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67:37-46.
Olfson M, Druss BG, Marcus SC, Trends in Mental Health Care among Children and Adolescents N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2029-2038
Pierre J: Do Antipsychotics Worsen Schizophrenia in the Long-Run? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psych-unseen/201408/do-antipsychotics-worsen-schizophrenia-in-the-long-run
Pies R: Does psychiatry medicalize normality? Philosophy Now. Volume 99, November/December 2013. Accessed at:
Pies R: Is There Really an “Epidemic” of Psychiatric Illness in the US? Psychiatric Times. May 1, 2012. Accessed at: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/there-really-%E2%80%9Cepidemic%E2%80%9D-psychiatric-illness-us
Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHmhfr2010/NSDUHmhfr2010.htm#1.4
Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health:
Mental Health Findings. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHmhfr2013/NSDUHmhfr2013.htm#2-3
Serious mental illness among U.S. adults. National Institute of Mental Health. Accessed at:http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/serious-mental-illness-smi-among-us-adults.shtml
Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-SR200-RecoveryMonth-2014/NSDUH-SR200-RecoveryMonth-2014.htm
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