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New Statistics Indicate Increase in Mental Health Issues Among Children, UBH Denton Responds
Date:6/20/2013

Denton, TX (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

UBH Denton, or University Behavioral Health Denton, has maintained a wide range of outpatient and inpatient mental health treatment options for patients suffering from different psychiatric issues, including those who are children. As a facility that offers comprehensive care to teenagers and youth, UBH explains that it is critical to diagnose mental health problems as early as possible to provide corrective action. However, according to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, new statistics reveal an increase in mental health problems among young Americans and indicate a lack of effective diagnostic procedures in the country.

The article states, “A report last week that mental-health disorders are on the rise among American children may reflect gaps in detection of disease more than a troubling of the national psyche. Scientists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 13 percent to 20 percent of American children age three to 17 experience mental disorders each year, and that rates have been increasing. The study also showed there are no standard ways of counting afflictions, but a hodgepodge including parental reports or reports directly from children.”

While the findings do cover a wide range of mental health or developmental problems—including autism—in children, UBH Denton says many may be surprised to learn that this kind of comprehensive research is a new practice. The Wall Street Journal cites study lead author Ruth Perou who explains, “This was the CDC's first comprehensive report on rates of mental-health disorders in children…We don't have one dedicated comprehensive system around children's mental health. We have multiple surveillance systems, or targeted studies…We were able to pull together all these different data sources to really understand children's mental-health disorders.”

UBH Denton is supportive of the research, and notes that hopefully parents and doctors may become more aware of the need to detect these issues. In a recent press statement, the Texas-based psychiatric hospital explains, “If we can see that mental health problems in children are more prevalent than what is being diagnosed, parents may be more open to seeking professional consultation and treatment. The earlier children can be diagnosed, the sooner they can receive treatment.”

While the research may be helpful in guiding mental health practitioners to provide more careful examinations, the article reveals that there is still difficulty in assessing national trends. As Dr. Perou explains in the article, “There aren't mechanisms for compiling national data on mental illness as there are for, say, some infectious diseases.” For this reason, UBH Denton encourages parents to seek professional diagnosis to gain a more complete picture of a child’s mental health.

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UBH Denton, or University Behavioral Health Denton, is a freestanding psychiatric hospital in northern Texas. Founded in 2005, this facility offers services in mental health and chemical dependency treatment. Specifically, the staff at UBH Denton maintains a focus on utilizing evidence-based treatments that have proven positive outcomes. UBH Denton remains committed to serving the diverse needs of patients, including younger children and teenagers and offers inpatient and outpatient options.

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