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Helping Teens With Disabilities Prevent & Treat Depression, Anxiety

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Many teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive care coordination services from a Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded state agency. Teens with disabilities are up to five times more likely to suffer from mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders than adolescents without disabilities, University of Illinois Chicago researchers say, and care coordination services help these young people get the medical care and social services they need to be healthy.  

However, current care coordination programs usually do not provide mental health treatment or offer preventive mental health interventions.   

Now, researchers at UIC have been awarded $7 million ...