Dr Maite Ferrin shares her expertise with Primal Cure TV
Re:Cognition Health’s Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist was recently interviewed by Primal Cure TV, Sky’s only dedicated health channel, on children’s mental health.
Children’s mental health statistics uk
Dr Ferrin explains that approximately 66% of mental health problems in children start before the age of 14 and 75% before the age of 19.
Statistics suggest that at least 1 in 10 children suffer from a recognisable mental health disorder.
An additional 10-15% of children may have mild symptoms, which are treatable and likely to improve if appropriate support is available.
Mental health problems affecting children
Mental health is a growing concern in society amongst children and adolescents.
An early diagnosis and treatment is essential to ensuring the best prognosis. The longer the condition persists, the more severe it will become.
Factors affecting mental health and wellbeing
Genetics, environmental circumstances or traumatic events (often a combination) all contribute to mental health disorders. These include conditions such as: Autism, ADHD, OCD, addiction, anxiety, depression, ODD and other general psychotic disorders.
Improving children’s mental health
In the interview, Dr Ferrin explains the importance that good sleep, a good diet and how stress can affect the brain and the mental health of children.
Re:Cognition Health’s specialists are passionate about optimising the cognitive and mental health of children and young people.
Learn more about our private mental health services for children
Watch the full interview here