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Aligning Mental Health Treatments with the Developmental Stage and Needs of Late Adolescents and Young Adults
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Brian M. Skehan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Maryann Davis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center
Date
4-1-2017
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Transitional age youth (TAY) are in a discrete developmental stage, different from both adolescents and mature adults. Serious mental illness can result in their delayed psychosocial development and morbidity. Systemic, provider, and individual barriers result in poor access to care for these youth, potentially impeding their transition to mature adulthood. Current strategies for TAY treatment include patient centered care, vocational and educational support, and shared decision making. There is a paucity of evidence-based practices to effectively treat this population or provide practice guidelines. The research required to do so should be a priority.
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Citation: Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Apr;26(2):177-190. 10.1016/j.chc.2016.12.003. Link to article on publisher's site
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Keywords
  • Emerging adult,
  • Engagement,
  • Transitional age youth
PubMed ID
28314449
Citation Information
Brian M. Skehan and Maryann Davis. "Aligning Mental Health Treatments with the Developmental Stage and Needs of Late Adolescents and Young Adults" Vol. 26 Iss. 2 (2017) ISSN: 1056-4993 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maryann_davis/56/