Research shows 55% of children with mental-health issue get help

12/14/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health found that only 55% of children with a mental-health issue sought professional help. Researchers said many of the disorders -- particularly attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- affected more children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, with black and Mexican-American children less likely than whites to seek treatment.

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