Relative age in the school year and risk of mental health problems in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood

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Open Access paper from the JCPP

Purpose – Relative age within the school year (‘relative age’) is associated with increased rates of symptoms and diagnoses of mental health disorders, including ADHD. We aimed to investigate how relative age influences mental health and behaviour before, during and after school (age range: 4–25 years).

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Authors; Thomas Broughton, Kate Langley, Kate Tilling, Stephan Collishaw

First published: 15 August 2022

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