State Of US Children’s Mental Health Continuing To Worsen, Study Suggests

(3/14) reports, “A fresh review of recent government surveys suggests the well-being of 73 million American kids is under strain and seems to be getting worse.” Researchers “looked at recent results from the U.S. National Survey of Children’s Health” and “found that between 2016 and 2019, childhood diagnoses of anxiety rose by 27%, while depression risk rose by 24%” and “once the pandemic struck…behavioral problems appeared to worsen even more.” Furthermore, “the analysis also indicates that about a fifth of kids who need mental health services are not getting them.” Read more about the findings that were published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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