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Table 2 Access to child and adolescent mental health services

From: Reasons and pathways of first-time consultations at child and adolescent mental health services: an observational study in Italy

   N (%)
Reasons for consultation Low performance at school 199 (50.4)
Low mood 67 (17.0)
Social withdrawal 45 (11.4)
Language problems 42 (10.6)
Bizarre behaviour 42 (10.6)
Refusal to go to school 38 (9.6)
Physical complaints 34 (8.6)
Rule-related problem 19 (4.8)
Source of referral School 145 (36.4)
General Practitioner or Paediatrician 130 (32.7)
Parent themselves 70 (17.6)
Child psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in private practice 41 (10.3)
Emergency service 20 (5.0)
Treatment prior to CAMHS referral No previous treatment 277 (69.4)
Treatment by Child psychiatrist or clinical psychologist in private practice 57 (17.1)
Treatment by General Practitioner or Paediatrician 53 (16.8)
Treatment by Family counselling service 10 (3.0)