Consultation of mental health professionals by French adolescents with probable psychiatric problems.
A national sample of school-attending adolescents aged 12-20 years (n=8435) filled out an anonymous self-administered questionnaire.
We considered a group of 868 adolescents witl probable psychiatric problems (PPP) in order to identify personal, psychological and environmental factors as well as help-seeking behaviour associate d with consultation of mental health professionals (MHP).
Among the adolescents with PPP, 13.7% consulted MHP at least once during the year.
Logistic regression analysis showed that consultation with MHP was more frequent for adolescents with multiple problems (OR=2.3), functional physical disorders (OR=1.9), family problems (OR=2), separated paren. s (OR=4.4) or multiple contacts with other doctors (GP, school doctor and c ther specialists, OR=2.2,3.6 and 2.6, respectively), and among those who confided in teachers or youth group advisors (OR=2.2).
Those who confided in peers consulted MHP less often (OR=0.5).
However, consultation with MHP was not associated with other sociodemographic or educational characteistics, with type of problem (internalized or externalized), or with con iding in one's parents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Adolescent, Homme, Consultation psychiatrique, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Organisation santé, Facteur sociodémographique, Niveau étude, France, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Adolescent, Human, Psychiatric consultation, Health staff, Mental health, Public health organization, Sociodemographic factor, Education level, France, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0138282
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.