Young People Benefit From Integrated Behavioral-Medical Care

MEDSCAPE (08/11) – Integrating behavioral healthcare within primary medical care leads to significant advantages in bettering outcomes in child and adolescent behavioral health, researchers have found. A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials by Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues showed that youth who had integrated care had a 66% higher probability of having a better outcome than children or adolescents who received usual care…Results were published online August 10 in JAMA Pediatrics. Read more

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