The move is a response to the needs of 64 per cent of parents who reportedly suffer from high stress and discouragement while raising their children. Mental Health Department director-general Dr Boonreung Traireungworawat recently visited the institute to check on its progress. The parents’ stress was high due to expenses, the high attention required for caring and arguments with – or even separation from – spouses. Institute director Dr Dusadee Juengsirakulwit said the clinic would provide extra mental health services to the parents of children with special needs. Parents of autistic children generally suffer from mental health issues more often than their peers whose children had ADHD, she said.
Source: The Nation Bangkok April 16, 2018 18:56 UTC