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Poster

The Development and Persistence of Types of Comorbid Disorders in Delinquent Youth

Poster Session VII - Board: VII-154
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Naomi N. Abrams
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Karen M. Abram
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Linda A. Teplin
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jason J. Washburn
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Leah J. Welty
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The development and persistence of comorbid mental and substance use disorders among detained youths were examined over time. Prevalence rates decreased at the follow-up interview, yet they remained higher than general population rates. Results emphasize the need for more effective treatments to intervene and prevent comorbid disorders in detained youths.

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