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Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

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Leading mental health and depression charity, AWARE has today expressed concern that the rates of depression among teenagers in the UK has soared in the past 25 years.

 

The article from the Independent newspaper revealed that rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70 per cent in the past 25 years. The number of children and young people turning up in A&E with a psychiatric condition has more than doubled since 2009 and, in the past three years, hospital admissions for teenagers with eating disorders have also almost doubled. In a 2016 survey for Parent Zone, 93 per cent of teachers reported seeing increased rates of mental illness among children and teenagers and 90 per cent thought the issues were getting more severe, with 62 per cent dealing with a pupil's mental-health problem at least once a month and an additional 20 per cent doing so on a weekly or even daily basis.

 

To read this article in full, please follow this link: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/teenage-mental-health-crisis-rates-of-depression-have-soared-in-the-past-25-years-a6894676.html

Tags: AWARE | Depression | Mental Health | Teenage mental health