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More young people seeking help for depression

Published fredag 18 februari 2011 kl 10.18
Photo: Claudio Bresciani/ScanpixURL

Swedish Radio News reports that the number of young people in Sweden seeking hospital care for serious depression has tripled in recent years – while cut backs have instead reduced the number of hospital beds for such patients.

The report claims that there are no hospital beds in compulsory care for young people with severe mental problems in five regions.

It adds that most medical resources nation wide have been provided for young people with less serious problems rather than those needing hospital  care.

Reporters say they have found mentally disturbed children placed in foster homes and other institutions where they are not receiving the medical care they need.

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