Aggression and counteraggression during child psychiatric hospitalization.

  title={Aggression and counteraggression during child psychiatric hospitalization.},
  author={W T Garrison and Barbara Ecker and Michael Friedman and Ravin Davidoff and K N Haeberle and Mary Wagner},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={29 2},
The article reports on a 1-year descriptive study of aggressive incidents and staff counteraggressive strategies within a child psychiatry inpatient unit. Ninety-nine child/adolescent patients produced a total of 887 reportable aggressive incidents during the 12-month study period. Seclusion, activity restriction, physical restraint, and administration of p.r.n. medication were studied in relation to patient aggression. Results of the study confirm the hypotheses that (1) much patient… CONTINUE READING

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