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How many children in the United States have mental illness?

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Nearly 5 million children in the U.S. have some type of serious mental illness (one that significantly interferes with daily life). In any given year, 20% of American children will be diagnosed with a mental illness.

From: Mental Illness in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 08, 2017

SOURCE: WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 08, 2017

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