Depression, Maine, United States discussed on Dr. Daliah


L I they say nearly one in seven US kids and teens has a mental health condition. One in seven. And half. Go untreated. They say half of children with the mental condition. The Unites States go without treatment. According to a study published in the journal of JAMA journal American Medical Association, pediatrics. The researchers analyzed data from the two thousand sixteen national survey of children's health so nationwide survey administered to parents of teens and children and of the forty six point six million children aged six through eighteen whose parents completed the survey that's a big survey. Seven point seven million had at least one mental condition. These included depression. Anxiety attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I don't like to call those mental health conditions until there's there at a certain stage. So there there might be an over diagnosis they say only half receive treatment or counseling from a medical health provider in the year prior to the survey. They say the number of children with a mental health condition varied widely from state to state they see in Hawaii, for example. Seven point six percent of children had one of the conditions compared with in Maine twenty seven point two percent. So over a quarter of kids in Maine. Had a mental health condition. Maine. I mean, I haven't been to Maine. It's one of the states have really want to go to but it's supposed to be beautiful and lobster and. What you know? It's not like, it's know big city with. L things happening all around you. I don't understand why that'd be that much. A mental health issue you'd think it would be more in a more populous state. The number of children with the diagnosed mental condition who weren't treated by provider also ranged widely almost thirty percent of the district of Columbia to get this. Seventy two point two percent in North Carolina. Three quarters of children were diagnosed with a mental health condition, but not treated by a provider now treatment by providers, not always mean pills. Okay. It can mean therapy. So Mark Peterson. It's such a professor at the university of Michigan medicine and senior author of the study has a long history of studying health conditions that start in childhood and resulted disabilities later in life. They said the storm I've studied everything from the neck down, and he didn't expect to see such high numbers. But it's not news for us. Dr Barbara Robles remedy Murphy. She's a child and adolescent psychiatrists also, by the way. Can I just say we don't have enough child and adolescent psychiatrists anybody looking to go into a field. Please for the love of the Lord look into that. Because there just isn't enough. So all right wh-. What the heck is going on? Okay. First they say, according to data from the American Academy, childhood adolescent psychiatry, there is a severe shortage of practicing child and adolescence interests. Thank you. That's what I've been saying. They say there are fewer than seventeen providers for one hundred thousand children. So you guys do the math if one in seven. Right. Don't have have a mental condition, and you only have seventeen that's not going to be enough. Families face long, wait times, many of them. They just say tackle that children have to go to school. You know, children like they may there may be like a four week wait a month from now the kids, you know, may have a good day. Parents tell what that they're fine. Then they have a bad day. Many times kids have a bad day at night. That's when they have their bad time. Parents like all right. Well, you know, what we'll do something first thing in the morning, but then the child goes to school, they feel better. So parents blow it off. And some of you adults are going that the Dalai that's kinda be too. I'll have bad days, and then I'll be better and then the president, and then I have a bad day again. And you know, if you have if you have bad days people ask they go. How do you know if you have a depression or anxiety that needs to be treated now we've talked about all the criteria that the DSM have? But a rule of thumb that I always use because people don't always look up the criteria. You know, poor appetite poor sleep wanting to die wanting to kill themselves wanting to hurt others, no interest in activities. I, you know, those things, you know, the average person is like look now, I, you know, some guy cut me off. So I wanted to run them over. But I didn't I don't like my job. I don't really look forward to coming home and dealing with the in laws. So the average. A person may tongue in cheek say. Oh, yeah. They have all of that. So you, but mental illness that's serious stuff. I mean, if you suffer from depression, or if you suffer from somebody needs to really figure that out, and you don't have to know all the DSM criteria, the doctor or the medical provider does so rule of thumb is if you have more bad days, then not that's a no brainer. So of the seven days a week. If you have more bad days than good days you need to be seen. Now, let's look at a day. If you have more bad hours awake while awake. Then good hours. That's a problem. So let's say you're at work and you're at work from eight to five that's nine hours of your day. And you are grumpy you're in a bad mood. That could be a sign of depression or anxiety. If you get nervous, and you need to take a medication every day. Or more than four five times a week that these these aren't these aren't written guidelines. These are some rules of thumb. Now, what if you need to hit the Xanax valium twice a week? If you need to take it twice a week. I would say you have mild anxiety. I would say if you feel like you need to actually take a medication. To get through your day. Then you could have depression or anxiety. If you can't deal with the kids and the white without drinking alcohol when you come home, you could have an element of depression and anxiety. If you always hit the carbs when you're at work, or when you get nervous, and you always have to have sugar at your desk that could be a sign of depression or anxiety. So you see how very individualized. It is. You know, we do things to cope. And we think that's very healthy that we do things to cope. But what are we doing? Are we eating, you know, people say, oh, well, you know, they're smoking and drinking, so that's bad. But what about the person that's going to? Fast food every time. They get depressed. That you know that can be a sign of depression too. To get through your day by going to something could be an issue. Now doesn't mean you're severely clinically depressed. And you need to be institutionalized. No. But it may mean you have an element of depression. Now, I was taught that one and three when I was in school have some element of mental illness. And again, you know, having bad days or not liking your job. I would've called mental illness a lot of people work in toxic environments. And I it's just people there, you know, around your bad, if it's a toxic environment aware, it's run poorly, and the people you work with are doing harm. You don't have a mental condition. It's gonna make you depressed, but you don't have mental illness. You are reacting to a very toxic situation, you probably need to get the hell out of there. So that's why you need to be evaluated. I mean, if you're in a marriage where your abuse, or, you know, it's a sexless marriage, and you don't feel loved and you guys don't get along that you know, when you're sad about that. That doesn't mean you have mental illness that just means you're in a bad marriage. So that's why you need to go to a medical provider or psychologist and work through it and figure out what you need to do to improve your life. One eight seven seven..

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