Sounding an alarm over children’s mental health | The Guardian

Readers respond to news about soaring Ritalin use, the underfunding of child mental health services and the toll GCSEs are taking As a group of educators, psychologists, mental health professionals, campaigners and politicians, we share Amanda Spielman’s timely recognition ( Report , 27 June) that the massive increase in young children receiving prescriptions for powerful stimulant drugs is both “a very big warning signal” and an indication that we need as a society to understand and address the underlying social, behavioural and educational issues that give rise to this pressure.

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