Group suggests regular mental-health checks for children

06/1/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The increasing cases of mental-health disorders in children, including autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics to recommend that providers check during every visit whether their patients might be experiencing any behavioral or mental problems. The group also suggests providers create a network of mental-health experts in the community that can conduct further tests on children whom they suspect may have mental-health issues.

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