Reports on mental health
Two interesting reports from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and The Office for National Statistics in the UK have been published. Each highlights a number of important findings:
- The proportion of Norwegian young girls reporting high levels of mental health disorders and who seek out health care services is relatively high and increasing.
- The most common mental health disorders amongst Norwegian young people are anxiety, behavioural disorders and affective disorders.
- In the UK, there has been a significant decrease in 10 to 15 year olds who report high or very high happiness with friends, with boys being the main driver for this change.
- Youngsters in the UK spending more than three hours during a school day on social networking sites have increased significantly. Girls are twice as likely as boys to spend this length of time.