TIC (September, 2016) – Prevalence of PTSD in Children

The National Comorbidity Survey Replication- Adolescent Supplement is a nationally representative sample of over 10,000 adolescents aged 13-18. Results indicate that 5% of adolescents have met criteria for PTSD in their lifetime. Prevalence is higher for girls than boys (8.0% vs. 2.3%) and increases with age. Current rates (as of August 2015) are 3.9% overall. There are no definitive studies on prevalence rates of PTSD in younger children in the general population. Click Here to Continue Reading