Mental Health

Surveys note that 20% to 33% of disability in adolescents is due to mental disorders (77-80). Major depression is found in 9 of every 1000 preschool children, 20/1000 of school-age children, and nearly 50/1000 adolescents and nearly 50/1000 adults (78). There is a 1:1 male to female ratio in children with depression, but a 1:2 male to female ratio is noted in adolescents. Depression can be noted with various comorbid conditions, such as anxiety disorders, disruptive behavioral disorders, substance abuse disorders and others. Potential consequences of depression are listed in Table 9. Depression may occur with chronic illness and complicate compliance with treatment recommendations.

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Getting to Know Anxiety

Getting to Know Anxiety

Stop Letting Anxiety Rule Your Life And Take Back The Control You Desire Right Now! You don't have to keep letting your anxiety disorder run your life. You can take back your inner power and change your life for the better starting today! In order to have control of a thing, you first must understand it. And that is what this handy little guide will help you do. Understand this illness for what it is. And, what it isn't.

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