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Many teens could use a full mental-health checkup

In a recent Globe and Mail article, ​CAMH Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Szatmari provides comments on the shocking numbers related to the prevalence of mental-health problems in our youth.

When we first discovered that more than 20 per cent of our youth had a significant mental-health problem, in a study that looked at more than 3,000 randomly selected children and adolescents from different communities across Ontario, we didn’t believe our own results.


Those of us on the team, including Dr. Dan Offord (sadly, now deceased) and Dr. Mike Boyle of McMaster University, tried to disprove the figures among ourselves and rule out all the mistakes we might have made.

Click on the following link to continue reading the Globe and Mail article: Many teens could use a full mental-health checkup


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