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Doing more for mental health
  1. Max Davie
  1. Correspondence to Dr Max Davie, Department of Community Paediatrics, Guy's & St Thomas's NHS Trust, Mary Sheridan Centre, 5 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH, UK; maxdavie{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Mental health is an integral part of all child health, and therefore, a vital part of paediatric practice, for which paediatricians often feel ill-prepared and unsupported. This article aims to outline some of the arguments for the importance of mental health and offers outline suggestions for improvements to everyday paediatric practice.

  • General Paediatrics
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child Psychology

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