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Griffin, Eve and McMahon, Elaine (2020) Adolescent mental health: global data informing opportunities for prevention. EClinicalMedicine , 24 , p. 100413.

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Mental disorders are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide [1], with the onset of most occurring during adolescence. In this issue of EClinicalMedicine, Biswas and colleagues present data from the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) on the prevalence of anxiety and suicidal ideation in a large global sample of adolescents across 82 countries [2]. The past-year prevalence estimates reported (14% for suicidal ideation and 9% for anxiety) provide the numbers to further justify considering youth mental health and suicide as major public health concerns. In addition, important correlates of suicidal ideation and anxiety were identified. Mental health problems were more common among females and older adolescents, while the strongest protective factors were parental and peer support.


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