Follow-up of children treated in psychiatric hospitals: a review of studies.

  title={Follow-up of children treated in psychiatric hospitals: a review of studies.},
  author={Mark Blotcky and T L Dimperio and Jim Gossett},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={141 12},
Approximately 15,000 children are currently in residential psychiatric treatment in the United States. Their response to treatment and their long-term adaptation remain only partially understood. The authors review 24 child inpatient follow-up studies and discuss their methodologies. Findings are presented along 10 dimensions relevant to long-term outcome. Good prognosis was positively correlated with adequate intelligence, nonpsychotic and nonorganic diagnoses, absence of antisocial features… CONTINUE READING

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