Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Many Kids With Mental Health Issues See Only Pediatricians

About one in three children who were diagnosed and treated for a mental health condition are treated by their pediatrician. A lack of child psychiatrists, combined with pediatricians’ growing knowledge of and ability to treat mental health conditions has led to these children being treated in their primary care office. The results of the study discussed in the article demonstrate that primary care is a good place to treat children for mental health issues, and suggest putting more supports in place for pediatricians treating mental health issues.

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