A new survey finds 7.5 percent of children are taking medication to address behavioral or emotional difficulties and in most cases parents say the drugs are making a big difference.
Experts say that treatable infections may be behind a growing number of children developing symptoms of psychological disorders seemingly overnight, but the idea remains controversial.
The ability to access a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider can vary dramatically depending on where you live.
As more people become eligible for Medicaid, experts say accessing psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals often relied on by those with disabilities may be difficult.
Psychiatrists, who are often relied on by individuals with developmental disabilities, are less likely than other doctors to accept insurance, a new study finds.
The Obama administration is committing $100 million to boost access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities.
After years of spending cuts, a new report finds that mental health budgets increased in 37 states this year.
Health insurers must cover mental health services at the same level as physical ailments under new federal rules.
Kids often see their peers with autism as less friendly and less trustworthy, new research suggests, and they’re making these assessments quickly based on appearance alone.
In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as many as 1 in 5 American children has a mental disorder including autism.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
In the largest study of its kind, researchers are reporting that autism may be more closely tied to a handful of other psychiatric disorders than previously thought.
Major changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism and other conditions are on track to take effect after the nation’s psychiatrists gave final approval to a new version of the DSM.
Medicaid is saving substantial amounts of money by limiting access to behavioral medications. But is it fair to the patients?
As experts behind a forthcoming update of the DSM look to revise psychiatry’s definition of “mental retardation” their efforts are becoming unexpectedly contentious.