MENTAL KIDS

Nearly one in seven children in the United States has a mental condition? And half go without treatment for things like anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? The author of this newly-released study, an associate professor at University of Michigan Medicine, says he didn’t expect to see such high numbers, but child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists weren’t at all surprised by the findings. For starters, accessing mental health services is challenging.  Families are also concerned about stigma (still) and coverage. Plus, there’s a shortage of mental health providers.

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