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Trends in Several Health and Socio-Economic Factors Related to Mental Health: Gender Differences 

11-16-2016 11:30

The systematic collection of outcomes data in the Maryland Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) has generated a wealth of data over several years through its Outcome Measurement System (OMS). The data is collected from individuals receiving outpatient treatment services in the PBHS across various life domains. The data has provided a unique opportunity to identify gender differences in several health and socioeconomic factors related to mental health, such as substance use and homelessness. This analysis identifies gender differences in trends for selected risk factors among public mental health service recipients. Attention to these risks factors and differences will allow the system to be more sensitive to how gender differences may affect behavioral health outcomes. Moreover, understanding the gender-specific needs of individuals can be translated into improved interventions and services.

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The systematic collection of outcomes data in the Maryland Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) has generated a wealth of data over several years through its Outcome Measurement System (OMS). The data is collected from individuals receiving outpatient treatment services in the PBHS across various life domains. The data has provided a unique opportunity to identify gender differences in several health and socio-economic factors related to mental health, such as substance use and homelessness. This analysis identifies gender differences in trends for selected risk factors among public mental health service recipients. Attention to these risks factors and differences will allow the system to be more sensitive to how gender differences may affect behavioral health outcomes. Moreover, understanding the gender-specific needs of individuals can be translated into improved interventions and services.