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 and three quarters start by age 24. Overall, around 13% of boys and 10% of girls were rated as having some kind of disorder the Office for National Statistics survey of child and adolescent mental health in 2004

See the Office for National Statistics 

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