Teens with mental disorders often aren't on psychiatric drugs

12/3/2012 | Reuters · WebMD

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health surveyed more than 10,000 U.S. teens between 2001 and 2004, and found that just 14.1% of those who met the criteria of a mental disorder had been prescribed a psychiatric drug in the preceding year. The study, in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, showed that patients diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder had the highest rates of psychiatric drug use.

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