- Treatment rates for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavior disorders in children and adolescents are alarmingly low worldwide.
- Mental disorder prevalence varies significantly by region, with North America having the highest rates (20%), followed by Europe and Asia (12%), and Africa (8%).
- High-income countries have significantly higher treatment rates (43%) for any mental disorder compared to upper-middle income (24%) and lower-middle income countries (6%).
- Anxiety treatment rates show a similar trend, with high-income countries having a treatment rate of 34% compared to 31% in upper-middle income countries.
- The consistent low treatment rates for pediatric and adolescent mental disorders are attributed to factors such as limited knowledge about mental health services, perceived social stigma, and financial costs associated with treatment.