Lancet Journal Article: The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales
An important Lancet Psychiatry journal article which contains findings from a clinical study looking at the prevalence, clinical features, and risk factors associated with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. Findings from interviews with young people aged 18 who were born in England and Wales in 1994–95, include:
31·1% of the 2,064 participants who completed the interviews at 18 reported experiencing some form of trauma during childhood, ranging from car accidents and sexual assault to bullying and the death of someone close
7.8% of the 2,063 young people who answered questions about PTSD said they had experienced PTSD during their lifetime, including 25.0% of the young people who had experienced childhood trauma.