Adult mental health disorders and their age at onset.

  title={Adult mental health disorders and their age at onset.},
  author={Peter B. Jones},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
The study of age at onset of mental health disorders is technically and conceptually difficult. It is important to consider these age distributions in order to understand causes and mechanisms of illness and to intervene at an appropriate juncture for primary and secondary prevention. This article reviews some of the approaches to studying age at onset, sets out the evidence to support the assertion that adult mental disorders begin in adolescence, and finds that perhaps half of all adult… CONTINUE READING


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