How much child psychiatry does a general practitioner do?

  title={How much child psychiatry does a general practitioner do?},
  author={Valerie A Bailey and Philip Graham and D Boniface},
  journal={The Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={28 195},
Eleven general practitioners recorded information on relevant psychological and social factors on 1,127 consecutive attendances of children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. The proportion of 'pure' psychological problems was low (3.5 per cent of all attendances), but in 25.7 per cent of attendances a psychological component to the presenting problem existed. Non-specific 'emotional' problems were the most frequent psychological symptoms noted, but management problems in infancy and… CONTINUE READING