Adolescent gang members and mental health (2)

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The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in detained youth is greater in comparison to the counterparts in the community (60–70% versus 20–25%). Youth who are detained have increased rates of psychiatric co-morbidity; ethnic and gender differences have been identified There are higher rates of psychosis, anxiety, antisocial personality disorder, suicide attempts, alcohol dependence, and drug dependence in young adult gang members in comparison to violent and non-violent men; however, both gang members and violent men had a lower prevalence of depression.

DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

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WHAT ARE Distress Tolerance Skills? At some point in our lives, we all have to cope with distress and pain. Either it can be physical, like a broken arm, or it can be emotional, like sadness or ang…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) a…

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