Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Diagnoses Among US Children Continue to Increase

November 16, 2018 | Emily Taylor

Research presented this month at the American Academy of Pediatrics based on an analysis of Pediatric Health Information System data from 45 children’s hospitals around the country, showed that from 2012 to 2016 the number of emergency department visits due to mental health concerns went from 50.4 per 100,000 visits, to 78.5 per 100,000 visits. In addition they found that non-Latino black children and adolescents were seen in emergency department visits for mental health related issues at nearly twice the rate of non-Latino white children and adolescents.

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