New figures show extent of disorders

One in 10 people aged 60-74 living at home has a common mental
disorder, such as anxiety, depression and phobia, new government
statistics reveal.

Research published by the Office of National Statistics highlights
the link between income and mental health problems, with one in
seven respondents with a weekly income below £200 suffering
with a disorder, compared with just one in 50 of those earning more
than £500 a week.

ONS data on the persistence and onset of childhood mental disorders
also reveal that child mental disorders are linked to child,
family, household and social characteristics.

The persistence of conduct disorders is associated with children
having special educational needs and being frequently shouted at by
their mother, while emotional disorders are particularly linked
with their mothers’ poor mental health..

Of more than 1,000 children in care, 45 per cent were assessed as
having a mental disorder. 

– Reports from 

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