More U.S. Kids in Hospital for Mental Illness
By Frederik Joelving
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