What are the most common mental health problems young people face…

Mental health disorders that are most frequent in the teenage years include those associated with: anxiety and depression, eating disorders, serious antisocial behaviour, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self-harm. ¬†Teenage years are also the age when rarer psychotic disorders can emerge: half of all lifetime cases of psychiatric disorders start by age 14…Read moreRead more

Quarter of Girls at Depressed at 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool looked at information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. ¬†Based on the 14-year-olds reporting…Read moreRead more