A sporting chanceBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7542.675-a (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:675
- Des Spence, general practitioner
When the United Kingdom's heavy industries began closing in the 1970s and 1980s, working class boys received their redundancy notices. What future was there for them? Nowadays many working class boys are out of control, disruptive, depressed, violent, self harming, and addicted to drugs, and we lock them up in record numbers.
Doctors—either seduced by intellectual vanity or naivety—have stepped in to “treat” these troubled youngsters. Estimates suggest that 1 in 10 of them has a …
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