Mental Health Problems Among the Young Risen Six-fold Since the Rise of Social Media


From The TelegraphMental health problems among the young have risen six-fold since the advent of social media, a major study shows.

The research by University College London, Imperial College London, University of Exeter and the Nuffield Trust tracked trends from 1995 to 2014.

The new research, published in journal Psychological Medicine, found that in 1995, just 0.8% of four to 24-year-olds in England said they had a long-standing mental health condition.

This rose to 4.8%, the equivalent of almost one in 20 young people, by 2014.

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