Tremendous amount of money spent on mental health care

by | Aug 21, 2011

A Public Service Announcement from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
Friday’s CNN Report: Clearly shows a tremendous amount of money going into the mental health industry
Wondering what the amount of money spent on mental health care actually is?  Read on to find out the money spent on mental health care for ADHD, alone.
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“…Whatever the underlying reasons for the condition’s rise, a tremendous amount of money is being spent on health care and educational interventions directed at ADHD, not to mention other costs to parents. In 2005, using an estimated prevalence of only 5%, researchers estimated the societal cost of this mental illness to be about $42.5 billion.
…The percentage of children with the condition rose from 7% in 1998-2000 to 9% in 2007-2009, for both boys and girls. In some areas of the United States those figures are even higher. From 1998 to 2009, ADHD prevalence increased 10% in the Midwest and South.
…on the flip side, past research has found indications of frequent misdiagnosis of ADHD. Some parents say the first suggestion that their child might have ADHD came from educators rather than mental health professionals. That could lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment…”
Florida and Federal regulations prohibit school personnel from suggesting that someone may have ADHD!
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