Life history reports of young adults previously referred for mental health services

Stephanie H. McConaughy, Martha E. Wadsworth

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Abstract

In this article, we report factors associated with good versus poor outcomes for 173 young adults who were referred for mental health services as children or adolescents. Life history reports were compared for participants showing relatively good (n = 111) versus poor (n = 62) outcomes, as determined by deviance on ≥ 2 of 3 measures of psychopathology. Participants with good outcomes differed from those with poor outcomes in the quality and stability of their living situations, full-time versus part-time employment, quality of peer relationships, goal orientation, types of successful experiences, number and types of stressful experiences, and use of mental health and other services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-215
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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