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Latest National Comorbidity Survey Stories

2012-07-03 10:54:35

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adolescents have experienced an anger attack that involved threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence toward others at some point in their lives.

2011-03-11 08:45:13

Did you know that more than 8,000,000 people in the United States have an eating disorder?

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2011-03-08 11:00:00

Half a million US teens between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from some form of eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows.

2011-01-18 16:45:00

A recent study by Merikangas and colleagues published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows that only half of adolescents that are affected with severely impairing mental disorders ever receive treatment for their disorders.

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2010-10-15 06:25:00

One in four US teenagers report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with their daily life, while 1 in 2 actually meet the criteria for a mental disorder, according to new research.

2010-10-13 14:57:17

Mental disorders in children are often difficult to identify due to the myriad of changes that occur during the normal course of maturation.

2009-09-11 09:13:11

The prevalence of anxiety, depression and substance dependency may be twice as high as the mental health community has been led to believe.

2005-06-06 02:40:00

Researchers supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have found that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and that despite effective treatments, there are long delays — sometimes decades — between first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.