The behaviour, development, and health of the young child: implications for care.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983; 286 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.286.6380.1793 (Published 04 June 1983) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;286:1793
- M Bax,
- H Hart,
- S Jenkins
Children with recurrent physical illnesses such as infections of the ears and chest are more likely than average to have developmental and behavioural disorders as well. Specialist skills are needed for the assessment and management of these disorders; the belief that "the child will grow out of it" is rarely correct. Any reorganisation of the child health services should take account of the need for children with developmental and behavioural disorders to be treated within the community by doctors and other health workers with the appropriate skills.