Many US Teens With Mental Health Disorders May Not Receive Treatment.

HealthDay (11/22, Preidt) reports that, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the journal Psychiatric Services, “less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment, and those who do get help rarely see a mental health specialist.” In addition, the “analysis of data from more than 10,000 teens aged 13 to 17 across the” US revealed that “teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder or oppositional defiant disorder received mental health care more than 70 percent of the time, while those with phobias or anxiety disorders were least likely to be treated.”

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— “Teens’ Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, November 21, 2013.

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