The number of health-care associations,
including APA, that endorsed a consensus
statement on ways to recognize and refer
college student athletes with psychological
concerns (Journal of Athletic Training,
Percentage of high school seniors who
“extreme binge drink,” or consume 10 or
more drinks in a row, according to a study
in JAMA Pediatrics. Of the more than 16,000
seniors surveyed, 5. 6 percent reported
consuming 15 or more drinks in a row in the
prior two weeks.
Percentage of Americans who blame
the mental health system “a great deal”
for mass shootings in the United States,
making it the perceived top cause of mass
shootings, according to a Gallup poll
conducted after the Washington, D.C., Navy
Yard shooting in September.
Percentage of children
ages 2 to 5 with psychiatric
disorders, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity
disorder, who were prescribed
medication between 2006 and 2009,
according to a study in Pediatrics. That’s
down from 43 percent in 1994–97.
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