Exploring the reported worsening of mental wellbeing among adolescent girls in Scotland

Findings from a rapid literature review exploring trends in adolescent wellbeing in Scotland and contributing factors.


1. Measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) The terminology used to describe SDQ scores (normal, borderline, abnormal) is borrowed from the original questionnaire, designed by Robert Goodman. 

2. Measured by the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS):

3. Psychological health complaints included feeling low, irritability, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and feeling dizzy.

4. Note that new research has been published since this review was undertaken: see Addendum.



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