New Research: Military Children May Be At Increased Risk For Mental Health Problems.

CBS News (5/28, Jaslow) reports on new research out of the American Academy of Pediatrics which shows that “children of military personnel may be at an increased risk for social, emotional and behavioral problems.” Published Monday in the AAP journal Pediatrics, the report “aims to raise awareness among pediatricians for the mental health needs for military children.” In a statement, study author Dr. Beth Ellen Davis said, “In the past 10 years, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have experienced the emotional and stressful event of being separated from a loved one deployed for active duty. Most children cope and adapt quite well, but all children experience a heightened sense of fear and worry during a parent’s deployment. It’s important for pediatricians caring for these families to be aware of their family’s situation so they can guide them appropriately.”

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— “Pediatricians warned children of military personnel face mental health risks, “Ryan Jaslow, CBS News, May 27, 2013.

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