Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Disabilities on the Rise in Kids

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Published May 8, 2013, on Medical News Today

More children have disabilities now than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among children of higher-income families, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study presented today at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Results of the study, led by Amy Houtrow, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., chief, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital, also showed that while disabilities due to neurodevelopment and mental health problems have increased sharply, disabilities related to physical health conditions have decreased. Read the full story.