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Mental health–related outpatient visits among adolescents and young adults, 2006-2019

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this analysis of nationally representative data suggest that youth experienced a significant and sustained increase in mental health burden for over a decade preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, and treatment and prevention strategies will need to address preexisting psychiatric needs in addition to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Authors: Florence T. Bourgeois, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Children’s Hospital, is the corresponding author. 

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