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[Comment] Common adolescent mental disorders: transition to adulthood

19 Apr 2014

Mental disorders are common, although reported rates differ according to developmental stage. The prevalence of common mental disorders such as depression increases in adolescence, Mental disorder in adolescence increases the risk of later adult disorder, and adults with mental disorder often have their first episode in adolescence. Therefore, adolescence is potentially an important time for mental health interventions to reduce both present and long-term impairment. However, there is little detailed knowledge about the prognosis of common adolescent mental disorders during the transition to adulthood.

Date: 
19 April 2014

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