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Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017: Trends and characteristics

Sadler, K., Vizard, T., Ford, T. , Goodman, A., Goodman, R. & McManus, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-2711-0819 (2018). Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017: Trends and characteristics. Leeds, UK: NHS Digital.


This survey series provides England’s best source of data on trends in child mental health. Emotional, behavioural, hyperactivity, and other types of mental disorder were assessed in 5 to 15 year olds in 1999, 5 to 16 year olds in 2004, and 5 to 19 year olds in 2017.

One in eight (12.8%) 5 to 19 year olds had a mental disorder when assessed in 2017. Rates were similar in boys and girls. Data for 5 to 15 year olds show a slight upward trend over time in the prevalence of emotional disorders.Rates for behavioural, hyperactivity and other disorders have remained broadly stable.

Publication Type: Report
Additional Information: Copyright © 2018 Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Publisher Keywords: Mental health; Population trends; Children
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences
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Available under License Open Government Licence v3.

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