An astonishing 32 percent of Taiwanese children and teens reported at least one form of mental disorder in new study
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 30 percent of children and teens in Taiwan suffer from
some form of mental illness, according to a study on child and adolescent mental disorders, the first of its kind ever carried out in the country.
A survey was commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on 10,122 students in the third, fifth and seventh grades in 69 schools in 19 counties and cities around Taiwan from 2013-2016, and the results were published by Susan Kao (高淑芬), a professor in psychiatry at the College of Medicine of National Taiwan University.
The survey was the first national epidemiological study on child and adolescent mental disorders in Taiwan and was aimed at determining prevalence rates and risk factors for mental disorders among Taiwanese youth. [FULL STORY]