Parents do not see GPs as source of help for emotionally disturbed schoolchildren

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.212 (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:212
  1. Stephen Turne, General practitioner.
  1. Long Crendon Surgery, Buckinghamshire HP18 9AF

    EDITOR—The general practice in which I work currently has a project (“Innocence and experience”) to increase our awareness and understanding of emotional disorders in children, which Robinson's editorial recognises to be common.1To establish their incidence in our practice we sent the Rutter revised questionnaire2 to the parents of all the 880 children at primary school; 737 (84%) were returned completed. Altogether 125 had coding levels suggestive of emotional disorder (13).3

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