• Current

    Multimorbidity in Children and Youth Across the Life Course (MY LIFE)

    Nearly 15% of youth less than 18 years of age are affected by both a physical and mental health problem, a situation known as ‘multimorbidity’. This combination of problems can lead to compromised life quality, hardship for families, and considerable burden on the healthcare system. Recruiting children and youth from

  • Completed

    Multimorbidity In Youth Receiving Mental Health Services

    Contemporary estimates suggest 13% of children and youth in Canada have a mental disorder. The negative effects associated with having a mental disorder are even more pronounced when youth also have a chronic health condition (known as multimorbidity). Little is known about the number of youth in Canada experiencing both

  • Completed

    Researching Adolescent and Child Heath (REACH)

    The comorbidity of chronic health conditions and mental disorder in children can adversely impact children’s quality of life and family functioning. It also presents complex treatment challenges and increased costs to our health care system. The primary goal of the REACH study are to assess the course (prognosis and risk)

  • Completed

    Depressive Symptoms In Youth With Physical Illness During The Transition From Adolescence To Young Adulthood

    Cross-sectional studies have shown that youth with a chronic health condition compared to their healthy peers have twice the risk of developing mental health problems. However, there is a paucity of information describing the trajectories of these problems and how their determinants change over time, particularly as youth transition to