Children With Autism More Likely To Use ED For Mental Health Problems.

HealthDay (12/8, Preidt) reported, “Children with autism are nine times more likely than other children to be taken to the emergency department for mental health problems, according to a” study recently published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care. After analyzing “data on nearly four million emergency department visits made by US children aged three to 17 in 2008,” researchers found that “thirteen percent of the visits by kids with autism were psychiatric in nature, compared to two percent of all visits made by their peers.”

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— “Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay,December 7, 2012.

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