Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A million children 'mentally ill' through stress

Last Updated: 1:56am BST 22/04/2008

More than a million children have disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to anorexia, a report is expected to claim this week.
The fifth in a series of six reports by the Children's Society into the state of childhood is expected to disclose that pressures on the young to grow up too quickly are leaving increasing numbers with mental health problems.
Binge-drinking, drug-taking and pressure to look fashionable and attractive are all said to be contributing to the trend.


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