Emergency room visits related to adolescent mental health increased significantly in 2021

Emergency room visits related to adolescent mental health increased significantly in 2021

Lindsay Overhage, PhD candidate Credit: Linkedin The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen significant changes in the utilization of acute mental health services among 5-17 year olds. The results of this cross-sectional study demonstrated an increase in mental health emergency department (ED) visits, psychiatric hospitalizations, length of psychiatric inpatient stay, and extended boarding.1 …

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