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GPs increase focus on youth mental health

20th January 2014

New statistics, released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) show 75% of adults with mental health problems will have presented symptoms by the age of 18 and 50% by the age of 15.

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Although the majority of GPs are skilled at supporting young people and families, fewer than half are given the opportunity to undertake a paediatric or psychiatry training placement during their training.

Dr Maureen Baker, Chair of the RCGP has released statements saying: "Youth mental health is a clinical priority.

"The college is therefore recommending that in the future, as part of an enhanced four-year training programme, all GP trainees should receive specialist-led training in both child health and mental health."


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