Young Adults | EPICSS
Psychiatric service use has increased sharply in Sweden and in other developed countries, particularly among young people. The reasons for the increases in service use might be higher prevalence of mental health problems, but also lower stigmatization of mental disorders, broader conceptualization of mental disorder and a lowering of the threshold for help-seeking in younger age groups. It could also be that contextual factors such as difficulties faced by young people in establishing themselves
This project examines reasons for the increasing psychiatric service use of young people in Sweden in a thorough matter, using a combination of register-data, self-reported data from questionnaires including answers to open-ended questions.