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CDC Claims One in Five Children Has a Mental Disorder

Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the agency's first-ever study of mental disorders among children aged 3 to 17, researchers found childhood mental illnesses affect up to one in five kids and cost $247 billion per year in medical bills, special education and juvenile justice.

Children with mental disorders - defined as "serious deviations from expected cognitive, social, and emotional development" - often have trouble learning in school, making friends, and building relationships later in life, the report said.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter $park¥)

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  • SIV||

    Are you gonna believe a bunch of dogfuckers at the CDC over your own common sense?

  • SIV||

    Are you gonna believe a bunch of dogfuckers at the CDC over your own common sense?

  • Live Free or Diet||

    often have trouble learning in school, making friends, and building relationships later in life

    Sounds like half my friends.

  • Anonymousnonpurist||

    I'm only 27 so it wasn't that long ago I was in school, and there is NO WAY 20% of the student body was mentally ill. No way! These psychiatrists are out of control. How about taking a look at your diagnostic criteria before you go out drugging everybody.

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