CDC: 1 in 5 children under 17 has mental health disorder

May 20, 2013 5:49:11 AM PDT
One in five children under the age of 17 in the U.S. has a mental health disorder, according to newly compiled numbers by the Center for Disease Control.

It is the government's first comprehensive look at this problem in children.

The most common disorder is ADHD. Others include behavioral or conduct problems, anxiety, depression and autism.

The report also found that boys were more likely to have most of the overall disorders.


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