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APA: 'Pretty disturbing'; '1/3 kids ... in North America are struggling socially'

Jun 10, 2022, Psych

iatric Times: The Youth Mental Health Crisis: Supporting Patients With ASD and ADHD

“One-third of kids in middle school and high school in North America are struggling socially—one-third,” Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD, told attendees of the 2022 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. “Do you think they’re all getting services? Probably not. And if you think about the consequences of this, it’s pretty disturbing."...
The estimated 1 in 54 US children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may especially experience social difficulties, according to Thomas E. Brown, PhD, of the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Disorders and the University of California-Riverside School of Medicine. Brown added that about 50% to 75% of individuals on the autism spectrum also have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....


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