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John Rosemond: Is there really a teenage mental health crisis?

Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions at www.rosemond.com.

Do we — here in the USA — or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis? And, if the answer is yes, what should be done about it?

Without doubt, the answer is yes, we do have a child and teen mental health crisis. Today’s child, by age 16, is five to ten times — depending on the source — more likely to experience a prolonged emotional crisis than was a child raised in the 1950s.

So, given the undeniable reality of a large and growing problem, the second question: what should be done? The answer, or, more specifically, my answer: nothing that involves any form of mental health treatment. We have some 50 years’ of evidence to the effect that neither therapy nor medication has mitigated the deterioration of child and teen mental health.

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