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Child and Adolescent Mental Health and General Pediatrics: A Call for Papers

      Research into mental health issues for children and youth has played a prominent role in papers published in Ambulatory Pediatrics.
      • Cooper W.O.
      • Arbogast P.G.
      • Ding H.
      • Hickson G.B.
      • Fuchs D.C.
      • Ray W.A.
      Trends in prescribing of antipsychotic medications for US children.
      • Stein R.E.
      • Silver E.J.
      Patterns of medical, educational, and mental health service use in a national sample of US children.
      • Gardner W.
      • Kelleher K.J.
      • Pajer K.A.
      • Campo J.V.
      Primary care clinicians’ use of standardized tools to assess child psychosocial problems.
      • Ortega A.N.
      • Goodwin R.D.
      • McQuaid E.L.
      • Canino G.
      Parental mental health, childhood psychiatric disorders, and asthma attacks in island Puerto Rican youth.
      A moderate amount of evidence suggests increasing rates of several mental health conditions among children and adolescents throughout the world and, along with major changes in the organization of care (limiting access to diagnosis and treatment) and financing of mental health services, has made mental health concerns even more prominent in general pediatrics.
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