AAP urges mental health care for military children

05/27/2013 | CNN/The Chart blog · U.S. News & World Report

The AAP on Monday issued guidance in the journal Pediatrics highlighting the role pediatricians and other health care providers can play in caring for children of deployed parents. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 military children manifested depressive symptoms, 1 in 3 children experienced excessive worry, and more than half had sleeping problems. "It's important for pediatricians caring for these families to be aware of their family's situation so they can guide them appropriately," report co-author Dr. Beth Ellen Davis said.

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