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Treatment change

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Treatment change

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THE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL is reporting an increase in cases of depression and behavioural problems in adolescents.

And this increase, coupled with the stigma attached to mental ailments, is causing the facility to rethink how it treats that age group.

Hospital director David Leacock made the revelation as he spoke at the Psychiatric Social Work Department’s Mental Health & Stigma workshop yesterday at the Black Rock, St Michael institution.

“One of our growing populations beyond the Alzheimer’s group is now that of our adolescent population. We are seeing more young people come into the services in the last few years,” Leacock said. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.