Thursday, March 12, 2015

Half of young Irish may have mental disorder

MORE than half young people may have a form of mental health disorder before the age of 25, according to a new study. The conditions are mostly mood disorders, anxiety, abnormal eating habits and alcohol abuse, said the research published in the 'Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine'.
The study involved a representative sample of 212 young people from schools in north Dublin, interviewing them at aged 12-15 and following them up when they were 19-24 years old.
The research found 28.4pc had mood disorders, 27.1pc suffered anxiety and 22.7pc had substance abuse disorders. One in four had more than one problem..
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