Prevalence and risk factors

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      Prevalence and risk factors of child and adolescent mental health

There is evidence to suggest that the prevalence of childhood mental health problems is gradually increasing. [Go to notes 36 and 37]. Studies suggest that 20 per cent of children and adolescents have mental health problems at some point,[Go to notes 1 and 12] and one in ten have a clinically recognisable mental health disorder. A prevalence of 10 per cent of one to 15 year olds would equate to approximately 1.1 million children under the age of 18 who would benefit from specialist services. Up to 45,000 young people suffer from a severe mental health disorder at any one time. [Go to note 7]

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