Study: Mental, emotional problems affect 20% of NYC preteens

03/25/2013 | New York Post

Research by the New York City Health Department finds that 1 in 5 of the city's children between ages 6 and 12 are living with mental illness. Of those, about 44,000 of the children have been diagnosed with conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other behavioral conditions. The remaining 101,000 or so students in that age group are undiagnosed but are dealing with emotional, behavioral and attention problems, and are struggling to get along with their peers and family members, according to data pulled from Child Community Health Surveys completed by parents.

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