More Than Half of American Adults With a Mental Illness Do Not Receive Treatment

More Than Half of American Adults With a Mental Illness Do Not Receive Treatment

56 percent of the 43.7 million people in the U.S. with a mental illness do not receive any treatment for their condition, according to Mental Health America’s Annual Assessment of Americans with Mental Illness.

That percentage is higher amongst the younger population, where 80 percent of the children and adolescents are receiving insufficient treatment, or none at all – even with depression rates on the rise.

Fox News expounded on the findings of the study, stating: “Health care reform expanded mental health care coverage for Americans, but about 56 percent of U.S. adults with mental illness still do not receive treatment.

The Washington Post and Fox News reported on the study.

 

Dr. Steven Lipsky

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