Monday, March 25, 2013

1 in 5 city preteens have mental woes

1 in 5 city preteens have mental woes

More than 145,000 city children — roughly one in five — between 6 and 12 struggle with mental illness or other emotional woes, a new study has found.

The city Health Department’s analysis shows that 6 percent of kids in that age range have been diagnosed with ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other behavioral problems. That’s 44,000 children.

A survey of parents also reveals that 14 percent of undiagnosed kids — about 101,000 children in that age group — “have difficulties with emotions, concentration, behavior or getting along with others.”


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