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Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights

  • A survey finds that 14.2 percent of adolescents ages 13 to 18 years with any mental disorder reported being treated with a psychotropic medication in the last 12 months, which researchers suggest challenges concerns about widespread overmedication and misuse of psychotropic medications among young people in the U.S. (Online First; see news release below).
  • A nationwide, population-based study of 952 adolescents (age 13 to 16 years) in Sweden found that one-fifth of children who had lost a parent to cancer reported self-injury, which represents twice the odds of self-injury than that among their nonbereaved peers (Online First).

(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Published online December 3, 2012. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.431; doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.430. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com.)

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