(STUDY FINDS) -- ATLANTA -- Analysis of nationwide data revealed that 2.6 million American children — more than 1 in every 20 — were diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression between 2011 and 2012. According to the report, anxiety in children and adolescents increased in the United States, while depression diagnoses have remained at the same levels as previous studies.
Researchers analyzed data from the nationally representative National Survey of Children’s Health for 2003, 2007, and 2011 through 2012. In 2011 to 2012, 65,000 parents were asked about their children’s problems with anxiety and/or depression that has been diagnosed by a doctor or another healthcare professional. The children in question were aged six to 17 years.