The pandemic is a cause of the long queues, but also staff shortages and long investigation times.

- We are now trying to procure services externally to reduce the queues, says Sara Oscarsson Hannuksela, operations manager within psychiatry in Umeå.

In child psychiatry, BUP, it takes about a year to get an ADHD investigation.

It is thus primarily in adult psychiatry that the queues are long - where you can wait three years for an investigation.

"Seeking care privately"

The waiting time for other help is also very long.

- I understand that there is a great deal of frustration.

Some apply outside the hospital and to make an investigation private, says Sara Oscarsson Hannuksela.

Hear Sara Oscarsson Hannuksela talk about the long queues in Umeå in the clip.

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