• Editorial

Behavioural and emotional problems in preschool children

Citation

Black, M. M., Jukes, M. C. H., & Willoughby, M. T. (2017). Behavioural and emotional problems in preschool children. The Lancet Psychiatry, 4(2), 89-90. DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30005-6

Abstract

In what appears to be the first epidemiological survey in Africa addressing preschool children's behaviour, caregivers in rural Kenya1 reported high rates of preschool children (420 [13%] of 3273) with behavioural and emotional problems; 338 (10%) of 3273 had externalising problems and 728 (22%) of 3273 had internalising problems. Historically, behavioural and emotional problems in preschool children have often been disregarded or considered to be transient aspects of children's emerging autonomy.

Refers To
Symon M Kariuki, Amina Abubakar, Martha Kombe, Michael Kazungu, Rachael Odhiambo, Alan Stein, Charles R J C Newton
Burden, risk factors, and comorbidities of behavioural and emotional problems in Kenyan children: a population-based study
The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2017, Pages 136-145