Dr. coniglio pp present pdkubc feb 18 2014

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<ul><li>1.Improving Understanding and Supports for Children and Youth with Anxiety and Mental Disorders Dr. Connie Coniglio Provincial Executive Director Children and Womens Mental Health and Substance Use Program February 18, 2014 </li></ul> <p>2. Improving Understanding and Supports for Children and Youth with Anxiety and Mental Disorders Overview Prevalence of mental disorders Anxiety among school aged children and youth Causes, signs and symptoms of anxiety How we all can help General and targeted resources for educators 3. Improving Understanding and Supports for Children and Youth with Anxiety and Mental Disorders Prevalence Data Average overall community prevalence rate for mental disorders among children and youth in BC is 15% (Mheccu, 2002) Approximately 140,000 BC children and youth will experience mental disorders causing significant distress and impairment to functioning at home, at school, with peers and/or in the community(Mheccu, 2002) A multifaceted approach is required including universal programs for all children, targeted programs for children at risk and clinical programs for children with severe disorders 4. Improving Understanding and Supports for Children and Youth with Anxiety and Mental Disorders Prevalence of Mental Disorders in BC Mheccu, 2002 Disorder Prevalence Approx # in BC Any anxiety disorder 6.5% 60,900 Conduct disorder 3.3% 30,900 ADHD 3.3% 30,900 Any depressive disorder 2.1% 19,700 Substance use 0.8% 7,500 Pervasive DD 0.3% 2,800 OCD 0.2% 1,900 Schizophrenia 0.1% 900 Tourettes 0.1% 900 Any eating disorder 0.1% 900 Bipolar</p>