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Problem children

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Problem children

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Angry children, lashing out because they can’t have the latest gadgets or some other coveted item, are increasingly being sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for counselling.

And Senior consultant psychiatrist at the hospital, Dr Ermine Belle is concerned about the increasing number of children being referred there. 

She was unable to give figures, but told the DAILY NATION that behavioural issues were at the root of the children’s actions. 

The problem behaviour, she said, was triggered mostly because of the child’s “basic misunderstanding” of a lot of things and that could lead them to harm others or themselves.