The peak age of onset for mental disorders is 14.5 years with nearly 50% of lifetime mental illnesses taking root by the age of 18, and 62.5% by the age of 25, according to a meta-analysis of 192 studies. nView electronic solutions allow pediatric care providers to quickly and accurately screen, assess and monitor children to enable early diagnosis and treatment.
Making it Easy to Help Pediatric Patients
with their Mental Health
The average time from onset of the first symptom to correct mental illness diagnosis is approximately 11 years. nView solutions give pediatric care providers the tools they need within their workflow to accurately screen and assess children starting at the age of 6, helping providers and parents avoid future complications.
Minimize Suicidality of Teenagers
Suicide rates for children and young adults aged 10-24 increased 60% from 2007 to 2018 (Source: Centers for Disease Control). nView assessments help detect suicidal intentions early so providers can intervene and get children the help they need.
Identify Co-Occurring Disorders
Many mental disorders like body dysmorphic disorder and binge eating co-occur in young people, increasing their risk of suicide. nView solutions include BDD-YBOCS scale for body dysmorphia and multiple other scales to identify co-occurring mental health disorders.
Obtain a 360° View of Patient's Mental Health
nView allows the pediatrician to get a 360 view of the patient by getting kids and their parents to complete the online assessments with ease. Pediatricians can then compare the perspectives of the child’s wellbeing to make the most informed decisions.
How It Works
Enabling Early Diagnosis and Treatment
1 Quickly Identify Mental Illnesses in Children
The first step to mental wellness is to screen all children for mental illnesses. nView digital screeners make it fast and easy for children to answer simple questions in age-appropriate language kids can understand. Screening starts the critical process of early detection so pediatric care providers can quickly identify children who need further evaluation.
2 Dig Deeper into Co-Occurring Conditions
nView diagnostic interviews help pediatricians ask relevant questions to children with or without their parent to get to the heart of a child’s mental health conditions and make an accurate diagnosis the first time. A parent version also enables the pediatrician to obtain the parents’ point of view to offer another perspective.
3 Guide Children to the Right Resources
Once a diagnosis is made, directing children and their parents to the right resources is essential – whether that is a therapist to talk to, continued monitoring for outcome measurement, educational content for self-study, or a combination of follow-up activities. nView’s proprietary clinical follow-up helps pediatricians help patients take the next steps.
4 Know if Children are Getting Better
Because mental illness can be a lifelong struggle, it is essential to know if children are getting better so treatment can continue or be adjusted. nView enables pediatricians to schedule electronic follow-up surveys to be sent automatically at predetermined intervals, making tracking and monitoring simple.
How We're Different
Helping Treat Mental Illness Equally in Children
When it comes to childhood development, physical health is heavily measured, monitored and nurtured. nView makes it easy to do the same with mental health.
Gold-standard measurements and scales fit within the pediatrician’s workflow.
Multi-dimensional screeners and assessments go beyond depression and anxiety to uncover co-occurring conditions.
Outcome and severity measurement tools help pediatric care providers adjust therapies that aren’t working or continue those that are working.
Data collected at every step provides documentation needed for reimbursement of mental health services provided.
Dr. George uses the nView assessment for children and adolescents to assess complex cases that are often referred to him from area primary care physicians, therapists, and psychiatrists. Prior to using nView’s electronic assessment, Dr. George used a series of self-developed, pen-and-paper checklists and tools as part of his evaluations.
Study: Partners in Caring for Anxious Youth, funded by Patient Center Outcomes Research Institute.
The study is a clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety. The study compares the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) alone to CBT plus medication treatment to see which is more effective at achieving anxiety symptom remission and functional improvement at 6 and 12 months. nView assessments are being used to eliminate bias when selecting patients for the study.
Study: The Australian Child Maltreatment Study.
This study uses data gathered from nView assessments to study 8,500 Australians who experienced child abuse and neglect in their childhood and adolescence to examine associations with a wide range of physical and mental health outcomes. The study is one of the most comprehensive studies on child maltreatment ever conducted and is intended to inform policy and practice reforms to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.
Study: The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study.
This study uses the nView child assessment to gather data for a longitudinal study of children as they move into high school and through adolescence to understand the many influences on the health and emotional adjustment of children as they approach their teens. This is the first study in Melbourne to look at a population sample of children with this focus.
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Help Your Patients on the Path to Mental Wellness
nView solutions can help your organization uncover mental illness early so your patients can live their best lives through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.