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1 in 5 U.S. children suffer from a mental disorder

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The new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out Thursday, shows ADHD is the most common mental health issue diagnosed in children, followed only by behavioral problems and anxiety. The new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out Thursday, shows ADHD is the most common mental health issue diagnosed in children, followed only by behavioral problems and anxiety.

Up to one in five children in the United States suffers from a mental disorder.

The new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, out Thursday, shows ADHD is the most common mental health issue diagnosed in children, followed only by behavioral problems and anxiety.

More than four percent of teenagers have been diagnosed with drug or alcohol dependence.

Researches implore these are not minor issues, and that children with these disorders are dealing with emotions and behaviors that significantly impact their day-to-day lives.

Teenage boys were more likely to commit suicide than girls, while girls were more likely to be diagnosed with depression.

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