MENTAL health disorders afflict 113,000 kids aged two to four in England alone, official statistics suggest.
One in 18 develop problems before starting school.
Most exhibit forms of misbehaviour, including “oppositional defiant disorder”.
Others suffer hyperactivity, autism or stress and difficulty sleeping or eating.
Numbers affected rose to one in ten primary pupils, one in seven at secondaries and one in six aged 17-19.
NHS Digital questioned 9,000 youngsters or their parents for the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England report.
Older sufferers were more prone to emotional disorders, such as depression.
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