Only up to one-third of young adults with a mental disorder seek professional help. The reasons for this low help-seeking rate are largely unclear. The first aim of this thesis is to explain why young adults are unlikely to seek professional help when facing mental health problems. The second aim is to provide insight into problem behaviours that typically first emerge in young adulthood: i.e., psychotic symptoms and problems related to alcohol use.

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C.L. Mulder (Niels) , J.P. Mackenbach (Johan) , F.C. Verhulst (Frank)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Vanheusden, K. (2008, January 30). Mental Health Problems and Barriers to Service Use in Dutch Young Adults. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from