Child emotional health check scorned by expert

The comments, from DSM-IV lead author Professor Allen Frances, have been described as “extraordinarily inflammatory” by the chairman of the expert working group on the Healthy Kids Check, Professor Frank Oberklaid.

Professor Frances, who sparked the controversy over the check proposal with comments at a Sydney conference in June, has now described it as an “absurd” plan that “does not pass the laugh test” in a new article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, which