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Sweden's Adolescents

Episode 2 of 4

The mental health of Sweden's adolescents has become a public health concern, with more young people reporting problems and seeking psychiatric help. Christopher Harding asks why.

Despite Sweden's reputation as an ideal place to grow up, the mental health of its adolescents has become a public health concern, with more young people reporting problems and seeking psychiatric help.

Is it down to a tougher economic climate, school stress, social media, so-called "curling parents"?

Christopher Harding investigates and asks whether Sweden is struggling to strike a balance between good mental health awareness and the creation of a medicalized culture of vulnerability with young people hung up on everyday troubles and traumas, dwelling on their reactions as pathological.

Producer: Keith Moore.

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