The anxiety epidemic: Two teens describes their crippling battle with depression as more and more young girls are treated for mental health disorders
When she was 15, Emily Steele suddenly stopped leaving the house. Almost overnight, she developed crippling anxiety and felt constantly as though she was about to be sick or break down in tears.
She also started having panic attacks. ‘I would get really hot and feel incredibly sick and just cry,’ she recalls.
Although Emily was meant to be taking her GCSEs, she couldn’t face school. ‘I tried but when I was there, I was worried about being sick in a room full of people.’
Her anxiety and depression kept Emily trapped in the family home in Braintree, Essex, for five months.
Emily, now 17, is... read more
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