There is a critical gap in behavioral healthcare for children. Almost half of all mental illnesses manifest by age 18, and 62.5% show up by age 25. Yet the interval between symptom onset and diagnosis is a staggering 11 years.
Quality children's behavioral therapy is vitally important to healthy development, and there is an increasing number of children in need of such services. Nonprofit safety organization ECRI called the pediatric mental health crisis its top concern for 2023.
ECRI, a nonprofit patient safety organization, has released its "Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns 2023" report and taking the #1 spot on the annual list is the pediatric mental health crisis.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued two new behavioral health-related recommendations for primary care physicians. Let's take a closer look at these recommendations and discuss what we at Proem hope follows these noteworthy announcements.