MICHIGAN: There are at least one mental health disorder in six of the US and only about half of them are treated by a mental health professional, a new study suggests.
Nationwide estimated that 7.7 million children are aged 6 to have at least 17 mental health disorders, or about 16.5 per cent of the school-aged children, the study found.
The number of mental health problems was 7.6 percent in Hawaii to 27.2 percent high in Maine.
Half of children with conditions such as depression, anxiety and lack of attention / no disorder was the responsibility of mental health professionals. But this changed by place, from a low 29.5 percent in Washington, DC to 72.2 percent high in North Carolina.
"Mental health disorders are certain derogation conditions, and can be very legal in terms of healthy growth, especially for children and adolescents," said study co-author Daniel Whitney, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
"These results meant that almost half of the children across the United States had a mental health disorder not receiving treatment or counseling from a mental health professional," Whitney said by email.
"Dissolution in clinical clinical treatment gaps and other health obstacles, which provides a mechanism to increase healthy growth in adults otherwise prohibited. "
The researchers assessed the prevalence of diagnoses and treatment for mental health problems based on data from the 2016 National Children's Health Survey, a national representative representative survey for US children aged 18 years.
Parents responded promptly: "Is there a doctor or other health care provider EVER told you that this child has a" mental health disorder ". If so, does this child have this condition? ? "
Then, the survey asked parents who reported a mental health condition:" In the last 12 months, this child has received any treatment or counseling from a mental health profession (including psychiatrists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses , and clinical social workers? "
Many states have had a high proportion of children with mental health disorders and a proportionate proportion of untreated children: Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Children and children with a mother more than 40% of children from richer families or two parents in the home could have a mental health problem, also found the study.
The study of controlled experimentation was not designed to prove whether specific factors could directly influence how many diagnoses or treatment for mental health disorders.
Many may have a role in different rates of doctor's Announcement and treatment, Whitney said. These include the differences between the states in the affordability and accessibility of mental health care for the children as well as various levels of local or regional stigma across these conditions.
It is likely that both individual and family patients also play a role, Whitney added.
If anything, the current study is likely to assess the scope of the problem, Katherine Lamparyk, a pediatric psychologist at the Cleveland Clinical Children's Hospital in Ohio said he was not involved in the study.
"These estimates do not account for those children who have never ever received or have not been diagnosed with any health professionals in the first place," said Lamparyk.
"In today's 15 minute primary care appointments, many of these diagnoses are probably forgotten in a good standard child to visit," said Lamparyk by email.
It is unlikely that children diagnosed with mental health disorders that are not treated as unwanted, are Lamparyk Ded.
Instead, there are very few providers if they live, who can not take care of their families, or do not think families have a useful treatment or make decisions about the related stigma With mental illness,
"Mental health diagnosis is just a part of a bigger picture of our overall health and wellbeing, which is linked to the main aspects of general health and well-being, if not all," said Lamparyk.
"Unfortunately, individuals or insurance companies are not recognized or (understood) in this way"