Friday, February 15, 2008

Children and mental health services - who seeks help ?

Not all children with emotional and behavioural problems get the help they require. A study of 2,461 children by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry looked at the relationship between a variety of different factors and the use of mental health services by children over the following three years. Contact with most services was predicted by three factors: the impact of the children's mental-health problems, contact with teachers or primary health care and parents' and teachers' perceptions that the child had significant difficulties.

Ford, Tamsin ... [et al] - Predictors of service use for mental health problems among British schoolchildren Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2008, 13(1), 32-40

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