Physician Highlights Weaknesses In Children’s Preventive Mental Healthcare.

In a post appearing in the Boston Globe (10/26) “Child in Mind” blog, Claudia M. Gold, MD, refers to an article that appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “Integrating Mental Health Care Into Pediatric Primary Care Settings.” She quotes the article, which states that “pediatric training provides limited experience in screening or intervening for mental disorders,” while “child psychiatry training emphasizes the treatment of children with established psychiatric diagnoses and typically offers limited experience with children at risk for mental disorders or children whose symptoms do not reach the threshold for diagnosis.” Gold says the article suggests that “the current structure of the health care system does not have room for prevention.”

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— “Preventive mental health care for children falls through the cracks, “Claudia M Gold,, October 25, 2012.

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