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Title: Thyroxine replacement in symptomatically hypothyroid but biochemically euthyroid patients : is it effective?
Author: Marshall, Karen
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1999
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Objective: This paper compares childhood psychopathology and psychosocial circumstances between two catchment areas of a Renfrewshire child service, selected for low and high levels of deprivation. Notions about variation of referral rates, level of multi- agency care of children, diagnoses and severity of disturbance, based on level of deprivation, were investigated. Design: Calculation of National Deprivation Scores allowed comparison of two socially distinct areas within Renfrewshire. A broad range of child and family psychosocial variables were utilised in this comparison. Setting: Extraction of data from a NHS Child and Family Centre database. Subjects: Data was gathered on 314 child cases referred to the child and family centre. Results: Findings include similar referral rates between areas and greater multi-agency service provision for deprived areas. There was greater prevalence of child abuse and conduct disorder referrals from the deprived areas. In addition, there were significant differences in severity of disturbance, with greater disturbance found in deprived areas. Conclusions: These results are discussed with reference to social etiological factors in childhood psychopathology, such as family risk factors, the implications for preventive interventions and need for more detailed consideration of children who adapt and cope in environments not conducive to mental health.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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