Half of all children in the united states that are interested in by any mental illness go untreated, according to a recent study. The researchers analyzed data that was collected in 2016 as part of the National Child Health Survey, a national survey of parents and young people.
The results of this study showed that 46.6 million young people between the ages of 6 to 18 years of age, and the parents who responded to the survey, approximately 7.7 million young people suffer from at least one type of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, during the year prior to the survey, only one-half of these children had received the advice or treatment provided by a mental health provider.
The study also found that the proportion of young teens are diagnosed with a mental disorder do not receive treatment have increased, and not much in between, at 72.2 per cent, of North Carolina, in the united states, and 29.5 per cent, of the District of Columbia. The results of the study were published in the February 2019 issue of JAMA Pediatrics.
What they have to say, young people and children, she or he?
Co-author, Mark Peterson, an assistant professor at Michigan State University (medicine), said that he thought about it, you should carefully consider the terms and conditions that affect children at a very early age. However, he was shocked to see such a high percentage of young teenagers, who do not receive mental health care in the united states.
Dr. Barbara Robles-Ramamoorthy, an adolescent, and child psychiatrist at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas at austin (UT) San Antonio, Medical Research Center, said that, unfortunately, it was not news to him. In fact, she was well aware of the fact that the number of young people suffering from mental disorders, which has remained untreated in the united states is quite high.
Dr. Suzanne Mouton, a consultant psychiatrist, Department of Child and Youth Psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said that the families and the families of children with mental health problems is facing a number of challenges when it comes to obtaining access to the services, in order to treat the mental illness, the bias, and high rates of not receiving treatment.
The extreme shortage of psychiatrists
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has determined that the united states is facing is the lack of a practical child and adolescent psychiatrist. It is estimated that there are at least 17 health workers per 100,000 young people.
This seems to indicate that many of the families have had a long wait to receive the treatment, which is compounded of the first of the mental state of the affected children. In addition, experienced sales staff are faced with an important challenge, as they interact with each other, with an existing system, which is responsible for the care of the children. Some of these systems in health care, education, child care, and the justice system for young people. Each of these systems was the child’s anxiety, but none of them have acted on the table.