Worrying trend: New figures show more and more young people are being admitted for psychiatric care to treat major depression – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Worrying trend: New figures show more and more young people are being admitted for psychiatric care to treat major depression




There is growing concerns amongst mental health awareness advocacy groups after new research has found that more and more young people aged in their 20s are being admitted for psychiatric care.

The latest report which was published by the Health Research Board (HRB) has found that young people between the ages of 20 and 25 were amongst the highest rate of admissions in 2016.

Although the overall figures admission figures are down from 2015, there was a sharp rise in the number of young men and women being admitted for mental health problems with depression being the most common issue amongst both genders.

The detailed report which was published this week also showed that six in tenĀ admissions were single people and under the age of 35.

In total there were 17,290 admissions to psychiatric care facilities last year which marks a slight decrease as there were 17,860 admissions in 2015.

The latest report has led to many mental health awareness groups extremely worried for the welfare of the majority of young people across Ireland who say the pressures of modern life has left many young men and women feeling depressed, trapped and alone when it comes to dealing with their problems.Ā 

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