Psykisk ohälsa och alkohol har en nära koppling
2013 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 36, no 110, 1547-1550 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The association between adolescents' alcohol consumption and mental ill-health on an aggregate level is complex, including self-reported mental ill-health as well as suicide, deliberate self-harm and other psychiatric problems. The self-reported mental ill-health among 15-16-year-old girls in Sweden increased considerably from the middle of the 1980s to the middle of the 2000s, while the increase in alcohol consumption was substantially smaller. Among 15-16-year-old boys the alcohol consumption trend curve turned downwards following the turn of the millennium, while the mental ill-health trend levelled out after the end of the 1990s. The gender differences in alcohol consumption have, over time, evened out, while the differences in self-reported mental ill-health remain. The association between alcohol consumption and mental ill-health is, on an individual level, very strong. A high-risk group among adolescents, particularly among boys, are those who do not experience any life satisfaction and who also binge drink alcohol.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Läkartidningen Förlag AB , 2013. Vol. 36, no 110, 1547-1550 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject Public Health Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29463OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29463DiVA: diva2:656107