chapter  Thirty One
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Physical presentations of emotional distress

WithQuentin Spender, Niki Salt, Judith Dawkins, Tony Kendrick, Peter Hill, David Hall, Jackie Carnell

Up to 5% of children who consult general practitioners have a primary mental health problem. 1 Associated psychosocial factors relevant to the presenting problem are noted in about 20% of schoolchildren. 2 , 3 Different terminology is used to describe these conditions, so some definitions may be helpful.