30 Million Youngsters in China Have Mental Disorders
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30 Million Youngsters in China Have Mental Disorders

Beijing : China | Jun 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM PDT
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Information coming out of China has the number of young people with mental disorders pegged at 30 million. That's nearly the whole population of Canada. This is compared to a Chinese population of over 300 million under the age of 17.

To think that nearly one in 10 young people in China have some sort of mental derangement is very disturbing, considering that they have the world's largest standing army, are nuclear weaponized and are becoming the world's big boy with regard to global trade.

"The number 30 million is based on regional researches in recent years. Since the mental health of children must have worsened over time, the real number could be even higher," said Cui Yonghua, a child psychiatrist with the Beijing Anding Hospital."China Daily

Further reading brings about a big sigh of relief, however. Most behaviors described by the experts in China are what we in the decadent West consider normal behaviors: children under six lack concentration, pre-teens use the internet too much, teenagers race cars and most shocking a young man punched the seat of a bus.

Rest easy, the kids are behaving like kids.

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BMcPherson is based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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