A survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics in the U.S. found that 15% of parents questioned school staff or medical professionals about their kids’ behavioural and emotional adjustment, with parents of boys almost twice as likely to question their sons’ adjustment than girls’ parents. Boys were also twice as likely as girls to be medicated for attentional symptoms. When kids receive treatment for behavioural or emotional concerns, 39% receive it at school, and 27% at their doctor’s office.
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