Young People More Likely Than Adults To Be Diagnosed With A Mental Health Disorder.

HealthDay (11/28, Preidt) reported that, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in JAMA Psychiatry, children and adolescents “are increasingly more likely than adults to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder.” For the study, “researchers analyzed data from nearly 450,000 patient visits to US doctors’ offices between 1995 and 2010.” The study found that “between the periods from 1995 to 1998 and 2007 to 2010, visits that led to diagnoses of mental-health problems increased faster for patients” under the age of 21 than for adults. At the same time, visits to psychiatrists also increased more rapidly in young people than in adults.

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— “Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, November 27, 2013.

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