More than a third of youth with PTSD did not receive treatment in 2012

Of more than 7,700 youths with a new episode of PTSD in 2012, about 60% received psychotherapy, about 6% received pharmacotherapy and more than one-third received neither therapy nor medication, according to retrospective study findings.
“To date, little is known about the prevalence of psychotropic prescribing for PTSD among children and adolescents in the United States. If common, this practice would be concerning, given that it is associated with significant side effects and limited efficacy, hardly a favorable risk-benefit ratio,” Rene Soria-Saucedo, MD, PhD, from the
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