Tics, TikTok and the teen mental health crisis

Jules Evans
9 min readFeb 17

What do you get if you cross the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual with High School Musical? TikTok!

Occasionally some data appears that looks so awful it makes you do a doubletake. That was the case for me this week, when the Centre for Disease Control released data suggesting that American teen girls are ‘engulged in a wave of despair and violence’. Apparently 59% of teenage girls…