Posts Tagged ‘autism’

Infographic: Children’s Mental Health in the United States

May 30th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

Children’s mental disorders affect boys and girls of all ages, ethnic/racial backgrounds, and regions of the United States. Previous studies estimate up to 1 in 5 children have mental disorder and a new CDC MMWR Supplement finds that millions of American children live with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome or a host of other mental health issues.

“Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United States, 2005-2011,” is the first-ever report to describe federal efforts on monitoring mental disorders, and presents estimates of the number of children aged 3-17 years with specific mental disorders, compiling information from different data sources covering the period of 2005-2011. Key metrics from the report are highlighted in this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report is an important step to better understand children’s mental disorders, identify gaps in data, and develop public health strategies to protect and promote children’s mental health, so children can reach their full potential in life.

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Infographic: Autism 101

May 21st, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

Despite growing awareness and advances in treatment, the fast-growing developmental disorder of autism has enormous personal, family, and economic impact — and no known cure.

For example, one in 50 children have an autism spectrum disorder, affecting 1 to 1.5 million Americans. The disorder is five times more prevalent in males, generating over $60 billion in annual costs — $3.2 million over an individual’s life span.

This infographic from Guide to Nursing Degrees looks at some metrics and benchmarks related to autism, including the signs of autism, the science of autism and recent developments and treatments.

Autism 101

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Infographic: The Numbers Behind the Autism “Tsunami”

April 15th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

About 1 in 50 children in the United States now have autism, making it the country’s fastest-growing serious developmental disability, according to a new Centers for Disease Control study from March 2013.

While health insurance coverage for autism varies by state, treatment costs for families and society at large is expensive.
A new infographic details the cost implications and an overview of state health insurance coverage for autism.

The Numbers Behind the Autism Tsunami

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