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Epidemic? Half of US teens ‘meet criteria for mental disorder’

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On October 15, 2010 @ 10:11 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Agence France-Presse
October 15, 2010

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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.

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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).

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