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Survey finds that 1 in 10 children has a mental disorder

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7223.1456a (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1456
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    A survey of the mental health of children in England, Scotland, and Wales has shown that 10% of 5-15 year olds have some type of mental disorder.

    The survey was conducted by the Office for National Statistics in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley Hospital Researchers interviewed 10500 parents and 4500 children. A postal questionnaire was also sent to the teachers of all children who had …

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