Self-harm, PTSD and mental illness soaring among young women in England – survey

Self-harm, PTSD and mental illness soaring among young women in England – survey
 

Rates of self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic mental illness are soaring among young women in England aged 16 to 24, according to the biggest NHS survey of mental ill-health and treatment since 2007.
One in eight young women (12.6%) within that age group has PTSD, according to the study. That is three times the 4.2% rate found when the government-funded adult psychiatric morbidity survey was last conducted in 2007.
PTSD graphic Researchers found a similarly worrying upward trend for the number of 16- to 24-year-old young women who self-harm – almost one in five. That... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Health, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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