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A growing body of research literature is examining connections between physical health, health service use, and children’s exposure to traumatic events.  A recent study of more than 200 1 to 5 year olds found that young children with greater exposure to traumatic events were nearly...

As many as 1 in 5 children experience mental health issues and unfortunately less than 30% seek treatment. Pediatricians are in a unique position being one of the few medical providers who regularly see children for well visit check ups. Taking advantage of this position, new research published in Pediatrics shows when pediatricians provide mental health screening during a check up, they found of those with modifiers, approximately 12.0% were positive.

Did you know, according to a recent meta-analysis, 19% of injured children develop significant post traumatic stress symptoms? 

When children and families experience a medical trauma,  their cultural norms, beliefs and values will shape the interactions with their medical team.  Much of time, differences between the culture of patients and the various cultures of those on their medical team do not appear to impact care.

Living with chronic pain as a child increases the likelihood of experiencing anxiety as an adult, suggests new research from Pediatrics.