Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Parenting, Military Families May 29, 2013|Print

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

Released May 27, 2013

A leading pediatricians' group is highlighting the plight of children in military families in a new report.

Tours of duty can last up to 18 months, and studies have shown that one in four children of active-duty service members has symptoms of depression. One in three children experiences excessive worry, and half of children have trouble sleeping, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report.  

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