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ER Visits for Kids' Mental Health Issues on Rise

(10/17/2011)

MSNBC
By Sarah C.P. Williams
October 14, 2011

The number of emergency room visits due to mental health problems of children and young adults is on the rise, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from 279 million visits kids made to emergency rooms around the country spanning 1999 through 2007. Over the eight-year period, the percentage of those visits attributable to psychiatric complaints rose from 2.4 percent to 3 percent.

Read the full MSNBC News Item: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44907039/ns/health-childrens_health/#.TpyR5XL4KuI


Keywords: ER visits, kids, mental health issues, rise



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