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Mental Illness The Leading Cause Of Disability In Youth

06/07/2011 01:57 pm ET | Updated Aug 07, 2011

By Kathleen Doheny

In the report, researchers find three main causes of disability in those ages 10 through 24, says researcher Colin Mathers, PhD, a scientist at WHO in Geneva. The top three are neuropsychiatric disorders, unintentional injuries, and infectious and parasitic diseases.

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