Psychiatric disorders in teens 

eAwaz Health

London – Adolescents who had received a mental health disorder diagnosis were often excluded from the labour market and education as young adults, finds a new study.

The study indicated that almost 11 per cent of adolescents who had received a psychiatric diagnosis were excluded from the education and labour market for at least five years in their early adulthood.

“Vocational rehabilitation and tight collaboration between psychiatry and social services are important for enabling adolescents suffering from mental health problems to access the labour market,” said lead author David Gyllenberg from the University of Turku (Finland).