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One out of every five students in Kerala in the age group of 12-19 suffers from psychological distress, with its severity ranging from mild in 10.5 percent of students to moderate (5.4 percent) and severe (5 percent ), a study revealed. Studies across the state have also revealed the prevalence of physical abuse (75%), emotional abuse (85%) and sexual abuse (21%) among school-going adolescents, which are prime factors in triggering mental illnesses, informed Dr. Dinesan N., Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.