Characteristics of anxious and depressed youth seen in two different clinical contexts

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Michael A. Southam-Gerow, Shannon E. Hourigan, Lauren R. Wright, Donna B. Pincus, John R. Weisz

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Previous research has revealed that youth seen at community clinics present with a higher frequency of externalizing problems and are demographically different from youth seen at research clinics. This study extends findings on these discrepancies by examining differences between youth at research and community clinics meeting criteria for two different primary disorders (anxiety and depression). Consistent with prior research, community clinic youth reported lower incomes, were more ethnically diverse, and had higher rates of externalizing problems compared to research clinic youth, regardless of primary diagnosis. Findings are discussed in terms of enhancing dissemination of evidence-based treatments for internalizing disorders in community settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-411
Number of pages14
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Anxiety
  • Community clinics
  • Depression
  • Research clinics
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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