Children are more likely to develop emotional and behavioural disorders if they experience stressful events
Stress can trigger emotional disorders in children
A report commissioned by the Department of Health and the Scottish Government has found that children are more likely to develop emotional and behavioural disorders if they experience stressful events such as bereavement, divorce or serious illness. Children and young people were assessed in 2004 and again in 2007. Almost a third of those who had emotional disorders in 2004 still had them three years later. But children who went to clubs or groups outside school were less likely to develop disorders.