The Practitioner 2007;251(1697): 26-30

Recognising childhood neuropsychiatric disorders

01 Aug 2007Pais-up subscribers

In the most recent comprehensive survey of the mental health of children in the UK, psychiatric diagnoses were present in 7.7% of boys and 5.1% of girls aged five to ten years. These figures do not include some important disorders (for example of motor function) that overlap and merge with the psychiatric conditions, so they probably underestimate true prevalence.

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