Survey Shows Mental Health Pressure on Young


NHS Digital

Based on surveys carried out every seven years, new information from NHS Digital has highlighted the increase among young adults suffering from mental health issues.

The rise was also noticeably greater among young women.

Key Facts:

  • One in six adults in England has a common mental disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety)
  • 26% of young women (16-24) reported a common mental health disorder (compared to 9% of young men)
  • 26% of young women have self-harmed (compared to 10% of young men)
  • Proportion of those with mental health disorders who are receiving treatment has increased from 24% in 2007 to 37% in 2014
  • The study found medication was the most common form of treatment for all conditions, being taken by 10% of those interviewed, with 3% receiving psychological therapy

Alternative Treatment

At Smart TMS, there is a new alternative. rTMS (repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a treatment which uses magnetic waves working directly on specific areas of the brain.

It is a safe, medication free treatment, which makes it a particularly attractive option for those who are concerned about the long-term effects of anti-depressants.

rTMS has been approved by NICE for treatment of depression in the UK.


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression with a variety of further potential treatment applications.

The treatment is now available in London, based at The Smart Clinics Brompton Cross (South Kensington).


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