HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Scottish study shows lack of mental health service for children entering care

Psychiatric disorder among children at time of entering local authority care: questionnaire survey

A considerable proportion of young children have a serious psychiatric disorder at the time they enter local authority care, but are not receiving mental health services, according to a report in this week's BMJ. Dr Gisela Dimigen and colleagues from the University of Glasgow and Yorkhill NHS Trust, say that their findings indicate a need for early intervention policies to help this vulnerable group.

Grave concerns have previously been voiced about the high rate of psychiatric disorders among children in the care system, say the authors, but until now, little has been known about the mental health of children at the time they enter local authority care. In their study of 70 children, during the first six weeks of entering care in the Glasgow area, Dimigen et al discovered that the most common disorders among the children were conduct disorder and depression.

The authors report that 30 per cent of children had severe attention difficulties and 26 per cent had autistic-like' detachment. They also found that 38 per cent of boys and 33 per cent of girls showed high levels of conduct disorder'. High levels of depression' were significantly more common among children in residential establishments than among foster children.

Dimigen et al conclude that their findings show a worrying gap in mental health provision and that the complex needs of these children can only be addressed effectively through multidisciplinary discussion and strategic planning.


'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepherd@bma.org.uk
44-171-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
10-Sep-1999


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Deep and crisp and eaten: The Scottish deep-fried Mars bar
2. First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
3. UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
4. Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
5. UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
6. New study in Nature demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
7. UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
8. International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
9. UW study shows blacks and Latinos are more satisfied with physicians of the same race
10. Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
11. Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... The threat of nuclear ... work for a company involved in the underground testing of nuclear weapons. Years later, ... Answers: Expendable Workers of the Cold War Nuclear Testing,” Clayton exposes the critical decisions ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Miro is the ultimate smart media center that offers ... movies, TV shows and much more apps for user exploration. Its innovative acoustic design ... of 1280 x 720 provides crisp images with remarkable clarity and color. The WiFi ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 27, ... ... Area center for hair transplantation therapy, is proud to announce a new informational ... popular hair therapy procedures. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant and Follicular Unit ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... , ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... for entries to the 7th Edition of International Social Design Awards. , ... Professionals, Product Designers, System Designers, Governments and Institutions worldwide with realized projects and ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... ... IndustryArchive.Org . is announcing a new way for B2B Sellers to promote ... for B.A.N.T. quality sales leads based on the Sellers decision to purchase a sales ... B2B buyers are controlling the sales process via the Internet and that ad targeting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... 2017  Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL ) today announced ... Raymond James and Associates, 38 th ... in Orlando, FL. Cowen and ... on March 7, 2017 in Boston, MA. ... 2017 in Miami, FL. ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel , ... (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell ... June S. Almenoff , M.D., Ph.D., FACP, and ... Board of Directors.  "Dr. Almenoff and ... appointments come at an exciting time for our company," ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Wireless ... 23.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $330.5 billion by ... forecasts for all the given segments on global as well as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: