What Can Be Done About the Children's Mental Health Crisis?

Is it a pediatrician's responsibility to look for mental health disorders?

A. Pediatricians are clearly first in the line of defense. There are only 6,300 practicing child psychiatrists in America. And if pediatricians know what to look for, mental illness can be caught earlier. Autism can be identified as early as 18 months. But change won't happen until the federal government gets involved.

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