Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States – 2005-2011 – CDC – 16 May 2013

Posted on May 17, 2013. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States – 2005-2011 – CDC – 16 May 2013

CDC issues first comprehensive report on children’s mental health in the United States

Report is an important step to better understand childhood mental disorders and help children reach their full potential in life

Children’s mental disorders affect boys and girls of all ages, ethnic/racial backgrounds, and regions of the United States.  Previous studies estimate up to 1 in 5 children have mental disorder and a new CDC MMWR Supplement finds that millions of American children live with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome or a host of other mental health issues. The MMWR Supplement titled, “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States, 2005-2011,” is the first-ever report to describe federal efforts on monitoring mental disorders, and presents estimates of the number of children aged 3-17 years with specific mental disorders, compiling information from different data sources covering the period of 2005-2011.”

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