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Why is Age Specific Treatment Needed for Adolescents and Emerging Adults?

25 Sep , 2018 - Blog

Why is Age Specific Treatment Needed for Adolescents and Emerging Adults?

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide, 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s but most cases are undetected and untreated. Emerging adults fare no better. For instance, in any given year, over 40% of U.S. 18 to 29-year-olds meets criteria for psychiatric disorder. This is a higher rate than for any other adult age group. The most common disorders are anxiety (22.3%), substance use (22.0%), and mood disorders (22.0%).

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