Berlin: capital of youth depression?

Young people in Berlin are more likely to be than in other cities due to school anxiety, Depression and mental health problems are treated. 12.5 cases of clinical Depression per 1,000 Jugenlichen 28 percent more than the national average.

A third takes antidepressants

Each third of the Treated took last year, at least once a medicine against depression, the child and youth report of the DAK-health in Berlin.

In Berlin, diagnosed depression of young people are far more likely than the national average. (Image: bramgino/fotolia)

One out of every ten suffers from mental illness

Almost one in ten young people suffers, according to the DAK in Berlin under the mental diseases that are chronic, eleven percent of boys and eight percent of girls. 44 1,000 school had a fear, a quarter more than the national average.

Are mental disorders recognized in the better

Are mental illnesses among young people in Berlin very often? Or you will be covered better than anywhere else. The DAK Berlin does not exclude that the existing supply structures explain the more frequent diagnoses.

Sicker than in Hamburg or Berlin

The DAK says, but clearly that children in Berlin “were a little sicker,” as in Hamburg and Munich. This is true for virus diseases, as well as for mental disorders such as ADHD. However, the young Berlin-based and Berlin were suffering inside, less likely to have hay fever and allergies.

Every fourth person suffers from chronic physical illness

The Rate of chronic physical disease – it is 27 percent, in young even at 29 per cent, with girls at 26 percent. So one in every four young people from Berlin, plagues of diseases, such as atopic dermatitis or Asthma.

The capital of the depression?

2.8 per cent of adolescents aged ten years show a diagnosed Depression, and almost nine percent of the 16-year-old girl. Every third of them took antidepressants. That is ten percent more than in other large German cities.

Obesity and Depression

Clearly the connection between obesity and Depression. The risk of Berlin’s young people to suffer from Depression, increased in obesity up to three times.

Behavioural disorders due to substance misuse

Berlin’s young people showed more frequent behavioural disorders caused by alcohol abuse/alcoholism, tobacco and other substances than elsewhere.

Formation, Dental Caries, Obesity

Clearly, the connection between the level of education of parents and caries, as well as severe Obesity. So children of parents without a high school had much more tooth decay and Obesity than children of parents with high qualifications

What is the Report?

The Report has data on the basis of more than 26,000 young people who have been insured in 2016 in the DAK Berlin.

From acute becomes chronic

The Robert Koch Institute, looks at children between the ages of 0 and 17 of each eighth of a chronic health problem. In General, the tendency to go from acute to chronic and from somatic to mental diseases.

Earlier dead, sick today

From a General deterioration of the health situation, however, cannot be and speeches. For a lot of diseases, which meant early death, are now treatable – and this relates to some of the chronic diseases.

School clinic

On the other hand, modern medicines and therapies could also allow young people to attend school who could not previously go to school. Clinics would treat shorter. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)