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Mental Disorders Skyrocket: Try This to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim

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  • According to the latest statistics, one in five children between the ages of 3 and 17 suffer some form of mental disorder, loosely defined as “serious changes in the ways children handle their emotions, learn, or behave”
  • The most prevalent mental health problem among three- to 17-year olds is ADHD, affecting nearly seven percent of children and teens
  • Autism spectrum disorders are most prevalent among six- to 11-year olds. The latest statistics show that 1 in 50 children in the US now fall within the autistic spectrum, up from 1 in 88 just last year, with a 5:1 boy to girl ratio
  • Likely contributing factors to the rise in mental health problems include toxic exposures, electromagnetic fields, vitamin D deficiency, poor gut health, and hidden infections such as Lyme Disease
  • The cost to society is estimated to be close to $247 billion per year for medical expenses, juvenile justice and special education—up from $8.9 billion in 2006

By Dr. Mercola

Two years ago, Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discussed how a shocking 46 percent of Americans fit a diagnosis for one form of mental illness or another.


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