Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Treatment of mental disorders for adolescents in Mexico City

G Borges, C Benjet, ME Medina-Mora, R Orozco, PS Wang

Volume 86, Number 10, October 2008, 757-764

Table 2. Proportion of adolescents receiving minimally adequate treatment from professionals over 12 monthsa

Service provider/treatment Disorder category
Any anxiety Any mood Any impulse control Any substance use Any disorder No disorder Total sample
Any health care services n 49 21 35 9 68 41 109
% (SE) 61.5 (4.6) 62.6 (8.1) 68.6 (6.4) 70.8 (11.5) 59.4 (4.3) 44.9 (5.7) 53.5 (3.5)
Any non-health care service n 19 10 13 5 24 13 37
% (SE) 74.9 (9.8) 89.7 (9.9) 85.4 (10.4) 71.0 (15.8) 75.7 (8.7) 90.2 (6.6) 80.4 (7.2)
Any school-based treatment n 33 12 24 6 41 18 59
% (SE) 72.3 (6.8) 88.7 (9.7) 78.0 (8.6) 100.0 (0.0) 75.6 (6.0) 80.6 (8.9) 77.2 (5.3)
Any treatment n 73 29 51 15 98 65 163
% (SE) 60.4 (3.6) 67.1 (8.7) 67.6 (5.5) 77.0 (10.2) 60.1 (3.8) 56.0 (5.0) 58.4 (3.4)

SE, standard error.a N = 3005.

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