Psychiatric Disorders and Gun Carrying among Adolescents in the United States

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Psychiatric Disorders and Gun Carrying among Adolescents in the United States

Category: Behavior, Firearm Availability, Youth|Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics (full text)|Author: D Gary, G Wintemute, K Keyes, K Rudolph, M Cerda, R Kagawa, V Pear|Year: 2019

Specific psychiatric disorders are associated with an increased risk of gun carrying among adolescents, but the vast majority of adolescents with psychiatric disorders did not report gun carrying. Targeted efforts to assess access to and use of firearms in mental healthcare and other clinical settings are important, as are efforts to identify population approaches to prevention.

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