New Data Shows One in Five Children Have A Mental Disorder

Defined as, “a psychological disorder of thought or emotion,” data from a study testing adolescents with mental disorders has shown that twenty percent of children in America have a mental disorder. Obviously the severity of the disorders vary, but the percentage is quite the increase; and the percentage is increasing every year.

The report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed ages between three and seventeen during testing. ADHD, which was the most dominant disorder, along with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc., were all shown between the young ages. These disorders show potential patterns, such as kids with a mental disorder were three times more likely to be identified as a bully, which transgresses into problems with social skills and learning.

Researchers are always on the lookout for new advancements on cures and treatments for mental disorders and hopefully, in the near future, the percentage of children suffering from mental disorders will decrease rather than increase.