Mental health of children and adolescents in Great Britain

Int Rev Psychiatry. 2003 Feb-May;15(1-2):185-7. doi: 10.1080/0954026021000046155.


The findings described in this report and summarized here focus on the prevalence of mental disorders among 5-15 year olds and on the associations between the presence of a mental disorder and biographic, sociodemographic, socio-economic, and social functioning characteristics of the child and the family. Causal relationships should not be assumed for any of the results presented in this report.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Female
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sampling Studies
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology