One in 13 teenagers has experienced PTSD, research finds

Experts concerned that young people not accessing mental health support for trauma

Of all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said.

The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their mental health from medical professionals.

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