Diagnosable Psychiatric Disorders May Go Untreated In Adolescents.

MedPage Today (11/19, Gever) reports that, according to research published online Nov. 15 in the journal Psychiatric Services, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, the majority of “adolescents with diagnosable psychiatric disorders never received any type of treatment.” After analyzing data from the “in-person adolescent supplement to the National Comorbidity Survey (NCS-A), conducted in 2001-2004 and involving some 6,500 teenagers 13- to 17-years-old,” researchers found that “45% of those meeting DSM-IV criteria for a recognized mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder received some type of service for it in the previous year.” The study received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, among others.

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— “Psych Disorders in Teens Often Neglected, “John Gever, MedPage Today, November 18, 2013.

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