Young people’s increasing reliance on social media and unvetted access to information online is fuelling increased rates of depression, doctors and mental health experts warn.

On World Health Day, doctors are advising parents of the warning signs of depression and anxiety in young children and teens and what can be done to tackle the problem.

According to the World Health Organisation, the UAE has the highest regional level of depression, at 5.1 per cent of the population. The Emirates also ranks highly for anxiety in the WHO’s tables, with 4.1 per cent of people admitting to a problem.


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