Children with a marked increase in internalizing behaviour as tweens: determinants and mental health at 16 years.
Professor Vivienne Moore
The University of Adelaide
Anxiety and mood disorders are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. Not only do they have acute impacts on learning and social relationships, they are often followed by long-term impacts on mental health and life opportunities. Prevention and early intervention are thus recognized as essential. As well as society-wide initiatives, targeted efforts are needed in order to make the best use of finite resources. Thus identifying at-risk families and at-risk children is important, as is knowledge of what could be modified to improve mental health trajectories.