Half of Mental Health Disorders Arise in Adolescence

October 10, 2018

(SciDevNet) – Half of mental health disorders arise before the age of 14, but most cases are not detected or treated until much later, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. This year’s World Mental Health day, which is today, focuses on the 40% of the global population who are between 10 and 24 years old. A special report by the WHO on adolescent health, which was published in September, said that unaddressed mental health issues will put a huge burden on what is the largest generation of young people in history.

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