Mental Health Conditions
Study: 1 in 5 Children Live in Counties without Child Psychiatrist
November 19, 2019 | Emily Taylor
Recent research published in Pediatrics tracked the number of child psychiatrists in the US over the past decade and how they are distributed by state and county. While the overall number of child psychiatrists increased by 21.3%, and the ratio of child psychiatrists per 100,000 children increased from 8.01 to 9.75. However, despite these increases, approximately 70% percent of US counties have no child psychiatrists, due to the concentration of child psychiatrists in high-income, urban areas.