UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



Document Type



Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


Approximately 760,000 emerging adults use outpatient psychotherapy in the U.S. each year (Olfson et al.,2002). Emerging adults are 1.6-7.9 times more likely to drop out of mental health treatment than fully mature adults (Edlund et al., 2002; Olfson et al., 2002). This Study compared temporal patterns of attendance and non attendance between emerging and mature adults


Presented at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health's DMH 2013 Research Conference "Innovations in Research: Lived Experience Leading the Way."



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