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Well-being is important: Trends in Mental Health Care among Children and Adolescents

Outpatient mental health treatment and psychotropic-medication use in children and adolescents increased in the United States between 1996–1998 and 2010–2012. Although youths with less severe or no impairment accounted for most of the absolute increase in service use, youths with more severe impairment had the greatest relative increase in use, yet fewer than half accessed services in 2010–2012. (Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.)

 

Trends in Mental Health Care among Children and Adolescents

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