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CDC: Proportion of pediatric emergency room visits for mental health increased sharply amid pandemic

from The Hill

The proportion of mental health-related pediatric visits to hospitals are on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis released Thursday. The CDC data found mental health-related emergency room visits increased 31% for children between the ages of 12 and 17 from March to October compared to the same period in 2019. There was also a 24% increase in emergency room visits for children between the ages of 5 and 11. more

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