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.

Contact for the project

Kyriaki Kosidou

Affiliated to research
K9 Department of Global Public Health

Andreas Lundin

Senior research specialist
K9 Department of Global Public Health