Table 2

Impact of the Women’s Preventive Screening Guidelines for Depression on Mental Health Hospital Visits for Teens

Visits with:
Mental Health DiagnosisMood Disorders DiagnosisAnxiety Disorders DiagnosisSuicidal Ideation Diagnosis
2015 × Female0.00530.01300.00830.0046
2014 × Female0.00680.01250.00710.0047
2013 × Female0.00930.01250.00660.0047
2012 × Female0.00150.00580.00160.0029
Baseline meana0.0680.0200.0050.006
  • Notes: The table reports coefficients from linear regression models. The dependent variable for each column is one if the hospital record for a visit includes the condition and zero otherwise. All regressions include fixed effects for hospital, year, month, single year of child’s age, race (Black, white, other race), gender, and insurance (Medicaid, private, self-pay). In addition, the models include zip code characteristics, such as median income and the shares of poor, renters, college educated, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic white, Hispanics, Asians, and age bins. Standard errors are clustered by hospital–year. The sample includes all teen visits to hospitals from 2008 to 2015.

  • a Baseline mean corresponds to the boys’ mean before 2012.