Worries over state of girls’ psychological health

More young Swedish girls than ever say they feel stressed and have anxiety.

Some say they are worried about competition at school and are too busy studying to spend time with friends. Other say they have trouble sleeping.

The amount of girls complaining of stress has been growing since the middle of the 1990s and during the same period more and more have been treated for alcohol poisoning or have tried to kill themselves.

Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare says it is concerned about the growing problem and is hoping to carry out studies into what it can do to improve the situation.

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