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Will One in Four People Develop a Mental Health Problem?

Is there evidence for the claim that one in four people will develop a mental health problem?

The claim that “one in four” of us will suffer from a mental health problem is popular amongst campaigners, politicians and the media. But this leads you to a simple question – where is this figure from and what’s the evidence? This was exactly what neuroscientist Jamie Horder asked, and far from being simple, it led him on quite a journey. So do we really know how many people are likely to develop mental health problems – Elizabeth Cassin and Charlotte McDonald find out.

Presenter: Charlotte McDonald
Producer: Elizabeth Cassin

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