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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. However, many children have mental health problems that interfere with normal development and functioning. In the U.S. today, one in ten children suffer from a mental disorder severe enough to cause some level of impairment.

The mental disorders affecting children and adolescents include the following:

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