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France24 - Study highlights mental problems in US teens
Around half of US teens meet the criteria for a mental disorder and nearly one in four report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with daily life, American researchers say.

Fifty-one percent of boys and 49 percent of girls aged 13-19 have a mood, behavior, anxiety or substance use disorder, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

In 22.2 percent of teens, the disorder was so severe it impaired their daily activities and caused great distress, says the study led by Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).

"The prevalence of severe emotional and behavior disorders is even higher than the most frequent major physical conditions in adolescence, including asthma or diabetes," the study says.



"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 02:03:36 PM EST
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Yes; I had this in many forms: Can't Get In Her Blouse Disorder, The Depression of Erupting Pimples, I Can't Dribble A Basketball Phobia, What Can Algebra Do For Me Anxiety and If My Parents Get Another Yellow Car I'll Be Laughed At Forever Moods. Fortunately, now there are drugs for these afflictions...well, there were drugs then, but they weren't sold to the profit of BigPharma.

All hail progress.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 03:47:10 AM EST
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Please note that 49% of boys and 51% of girls have not yet been diagnosed with a disorder.

We are working on this. We apologise for the delay.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 04:39:11 AM EST
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