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Comment & Response
December 16, 2019

Anxiety and Depression Prevalence in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Life-Limiting Conditions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Nantong University School of Public Health, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, PR China
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Wuxi No. 8 People’s Hospital, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, PR China
JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(2):206-207. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4797

To the Editor We read with interest the large and impressive study by Barker et al1 that estimated the prevalence of anxiety and depression in children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting conditions by systematic review and meta-analysis.1 However, we think the prevalence of anxiety and depression is likely misestimated in this meta-analysis.