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Trends in child and adolescence mental health: changes in prevalence, outcomes and inequalities

11 March 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Teenage boy sat alone with his face covered and back to the wall. Image: Wokandapix via Pixabay

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Aase Villadsen


Room G02
55-59 Gordon Square

In this seminar, Professor Stephan Collishaw considers trends in child and adolescent mental health problems. 

Child and adolescent mental health problems are common and they have a serious impact on wellbeing, relationships, education and long-term health. 

Reducing the burden associated with mental health problems is a public health priority. 

Professor Stephan Collishaw examines changes in the prevalence of child and adolescent mental health problems, in outcomes for children with mental health problems and factors that might have contributed to mental health trends. He also considers the contribution of socio-economic inequalities, lifestyle changes, social relationships and family risk. 

Professor Collishaw also highlights the priorities for future research. There is currently limited evidence on child mental health trends in lower and middle income countries. 

He will discuss the need to develop and apply robust methodologies in time trends research to facilitate valid cross-cohort comparison.

Quantitative Social Science seminar series 

Quantitative Social Science (QSS) hosts a weekly seminar series, where invited speakers present work of relevance to the research interests of the group.


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About the Speaker

Professor Stephan Collishaw

Personal Chair at Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

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