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Study: Better screening needed for childhood mental health

Childhood behavioral and emotional health problems are not being accurately treated and diagnosed, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics.

The research, published Jan. 26, showed 11% to 20% of U.S. children have behavioral or emotional disorders as defined in the fifth edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder,” and between 37% and 39% of children will have a behavioral or emotional disorder by age 16. But fewer than 1 in 8 children identified as having mental health issues receives treatment, according to the study.

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By | 2015-04-23T14:16:17-04:00 March 5th, 2015|Categories: Nursing News, Nursing Specialties|0 Comments

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