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Letters Child mental health

Poor investment in child mental health research should not be tolerated

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 09 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2264
  1. Eilis M Kennedy, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and director of research and development,
  2. Rob Senior, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and medical director
  1. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London NW3 5BA, UK
  1. ekennedy{at}

Wolpert and colleagues highlight the limitations of the current evidence base for treatment in child mental health.1 That child mental health is “everybody’s business”2 has long been the mantra of clinicians working in the field, so recognising the pivotal role of the wider community in children’s wellbeing is uncontroversial, but we must also focus on increasing …

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