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Title: Child psychiatry without psychiatrists : a new model for old problems
Authors: Fung, Daniel Shuen Sheng
Lim-Ashworth, Nikki S. J.
Keywords: Model
Child Psychiatry
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Fung, D. S. S., & Lim-Ashworth, N. S. J. (2017). Child psychiatry without psychiatrists : a new model for old problems. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore, 46(2), 42-43.
Series/Report no.: Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore
Abstract: Child psychiatry was developed around the turn of the century following an increasing recognition of childhood behavioural and emotional issues. Most child psychiatrists provide care within specialty clinics and tertiary hospitals. Treatment for mental health disorders for children and adolescents has improved considerably with more evidence-based and effective medications, and psychosocial interventions.1 However, the practice of child psychiatry is not cost-effective in its present form. Other professionals can perform some of the functions of child psychiatrists at a fraction of the cost. In addition, there is an urgency to meet the treatment gap of childhood mental health disorders. It is not feasible to train more psychiatrists to address this increased demand due to resource constraints in terms of doctors and time.
ISSN: 0304-4602
Rights: © 2017 Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore and is made available with permission of Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Fulltext Permission: open
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