Serious Emotional Disturbance May Affect One In Ten US Children

Medscape (9/13, Brooks) reports, “One in 10 children in the United States suffer from serious emotional disturbance (SED) and are likely to require treatment or referral to appropriate mental health services,” researchers concluded after reviewing data from “12 population-based US studies that estimated the prevalence of youths with SED.” The findings of the meta-analysis were published online Sept. 1 in Psychiatric Services, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.

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