Mental health conditions often first strike when people are young.
Many clinicians and scientists now think of mental health conditions as a chronic illness among young people. Recent data from long-term studies shows that most people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life.
Dr Jacob Crouse will look at our modern understanding of the causes of mental health conditions, their emergence in early life and the impact of biological factors, such as genetics and body clock disruptions. Aspects of our ever-changing 21st century world such as light pollution, climate change and digital technologies, can also be a player in our mental health.
Join us in person at Darling Square Library or online via Zoom.
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Dr Jacob Crouse is a research fellow at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. His research is focused on understanding the causes of mental health conditions in adolescents and young adults, with a focus on examining the complex interactions of genes, the brain, the body clock, and the natural and social environment.