Many more children have mental problems then you would think. According to a finding published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children or 20% between the ages of 3 and 17 have some form of mental disorder. Here are some interesting statistics showing just how common the top 5 mental disorders are:
ADHD: 6.8% or 1 in 14
Behavioral or Conduct Problems: 3.5% or 1 in 28
Anxiety: 3% or 1 in 33
Depression: 2.1% or 1 in 50
Autism Spectrum Disorders: 1.1% or 1 in 100
If your child suffers from any mental disorder, seek out help right away. Most childhood mental health problems can be improved by giving them the support they need and acting quickly if there is a sign of a problem.