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Oct292011

Toolkit Released for Identifying Mental Illnesses in Adolescents

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Researchers have released a "toolkit" designed to identify troubled adolescents with mental health problems, according to HealthDay.

The toolkit, which was released Friday under the auspices of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, allows parents, teachers, and doctors to diagnose adolescents who otherwise would not be.

The study lists 11 warning signs, which include things like feeling withdrawn for two or more weeks, panic attacks, belligerence, and eating disorders.

The "toolkit" has been published in the Pediatrics journal.

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