Psychotropic drug use and mental health professional visit in adolescents 2005-2010

This statistic displays the percentage of adolescents in the United States, between the ages of 12 and 19, who have taken psychotropic medication in the past month and seen a mental health professional in the last year between 2005 and 2010. Of those surveyed, 42.8 percent of adolescents reported taking one psychotropic drug in the last month had also seen a mental health professional in the last year. Psychotropic medication is used to treat clinical psychiatric symptoms or mental disorders such as depression.

Mental health professional visits among U.S. adolescents who are taking psychotropic medications from 2005 to 2010*

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Source

Release date

December 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2010

Age group

12-19 years

Supplementary notes

* Psychotropic medication use among U.S. adolescents in the last month who had seen a mental health professional in the last year.

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