Lucy Maddox

Lucy Maddox
Dr Lucy Maddox is an NHS Clinical Psychologist, lecturer and BSA media fellow. You can read more from Lucy on her blog, Psychology Magpie, and on Twitter @Lucy_Maddox.

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Longer adolescent duration of worry and low mood predicts problems in adulthood: suggests early intervention important

Adolescent mental health problems are the cause of deep distress to hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK. Young Minds estimates that 850,000 children and young people in the UK have a diagnosed mental health problem, and many more may be suffering in silence.  Statistics on how likely it is that an adolescent with [read the full story…]

Teenagers who have been concussed are three times more likely to have depression, although no one knows why

Depression in teenagers is a significant problem, with serious and potentially fatal consequences. Estimates of how many teenagers have depression at any one time vary between countries, but overall about 4-5% of mid to late teens worldwide are thought to experience clinical depression every year (Thapar et al, 2012). Much of the current knowledge of [read the full story…]