1/24/2011

Data on 6,483 13- to 18-year-old adolescents showed only 36.2% of those with a mental illness had been treated, including only about 50% of those who had a severe form of mental condition. The odds of receiving treatment were highest for teens with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorders and lowest for those with anxiety, eating or substance abuse disorders, according to the study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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