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Mental health-related emergency room visits are increasing among teens and young adults

from Medical Xpress

A new study led by fellows at the USC Schaeffer Center shows mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits have increased substantially since 2009, a trend driven by large increases in adolescent and young adult visits to the emergency room for behavioral health-related diagnoses. The study showed that for patients between 10 and 25 years old, annual growth rates for behavioral health-related visits were double those of older age groups. more

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