Depression and anxiety soars in young women in social media age, experts report
There has been an alarming rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young women in the age of social media, experts warn.
More than a quarter (26%) of young women, aged 16 to 24, are suffering worrying symptoms - more than three times the rate for men the same age (9%).
Between a fifth and a quarter of young women have also self-harmed - most commonly cutting themselves - compared to just 10% of men the same age.
The figures, contained in a new report published by NHS Digital, found th e rate at which young women are experiencing common mental health disorder symptoms (CMD) is... read more