Social psychiatry

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 109–116 | Cite as

Child psychiatry in relation to primary health care

  • Philip Graham
Psychiatry and Primary Care


Primary health care services in relation to children with psychological problems are discussed under three main headings: — the nature of the problem, the preventive and treatment services required to deal with them, and the means whereby such services can be made available to those in need. Special consideration is given to classification of disorders and to the importance of particular associated factors. There is evidence that the work of general practitioners with children already includes a substantial psychological component, but that too little thought has so far been given to the content of consultation and to the way in which those working in primary health care can be trained to deliver an effective service in this respect.


Public Health Health Care General Practitioner Care Service Primary Health Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Graham
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  1. 1.Department of Child PsychiatryThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondonGreat Britain

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