BMC Psychiatry 2021 05 3;21(1):229. Epub 2021 May 3.
Centre for Mental Health & Safety, Division of Psychology & Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health, The University of Manchester and Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.
Background: There has been growing concern in the UK over recent years that a perceived mental health crisis is affecting children and adolescents, although published epidemiological evidence is limited.
Methods: Two population-based UK primary care cohorts were delineated in the Aurum and GOLD datasets of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). We included data from 9,133,246 individuals aged 1-20 who contributed 117,682,651 person-years of observation time. Read More