More Children Suffer From Anxiety in the UK

Numbers of children suffering from anxiety are rising sharply each year.

More than 10,000 patient under the age of 18 were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of anxiety in 2015-2016, according to the NHS.

The NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, warned that their Childline service has seen a 35 percent rise in calls about anxiety from children in just twelve months.

A recent study by University College London found one in four teenage girls reported symptoms of depression. Young boys, however, are less likely to report symptoms.