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More U.S. Kids in Hospital for Mental Illness

(8/8/2011)

By Frederik Joelving
Reuters
August 3, 2011

American kids are increasingly likely to be admitted to the hospital for mental problems, although rates of non-psychiatric hospitalizations have remained flat, a new study shows.

From 1996 to 2007, the rate of psychiatric hospital discharges rose by more than 80 percent for 5-13-year-olds and by 42 percent for older teens.

View the Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/03/us-kids-mental-illness-idUSTRE7726UY20110803


Keywords: U.S., kids, hospital, mental illness



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