Monday, March 16, 2009

Poll shows problems with youngster's mental-health services

4,842 young people with mental-health problems had to wait over 13 weeks for treatment last year, according to Government figures, and a poll for the mental-health charity YoungMinds has found that three-quarters of them were offered no help while they waited. The poll also found that doctors had not explained the side effects of medication to half of those prescribed drugs and that three quarters of young people did not know what to do if they were unhappy with their treatment.

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