Shannon Reaume, a PhD student with the ARCH Lab, published a paper titled “Chronicity of mental comorbidity in children with new-onset physical illness” using data from the REACH study.
The key findings presented in the article were:
• In children newly diagnosed with a physical illness, comorbid mental illness (i.e., multimorbidity) is common and appears to be chronic in nature
• Persistence of mental comorbidity is unrelated to the type of physical or mental illness experienced and is associated with parent mental health
• Integrating physical and mental health services should be a priority in pediatric health care