Children's Mental Health: Understanding an Ongoing Public Health Concern

A new report on children’s mental health used data from different sources to describe mental health and mental disorders in children during 2013–2019. Poor mental health among children continues to be a substantial public health concern. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety among children of all ages, and symptoms related to depression among adolescents, are the most common concerns.

More information on positive indicators of mental health such as emotional well-being and resilience is needed to truly understand children’s mental health.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention