Home-based multisystemic therapy as an alternative to the hospitalization of youths in psychiatric crisis: clinical outcomes.

@article{Henggeler1999HomebasedMT,
  title={Home-based multisystemic therapy as an alternative to the hospitalization of youths in psychiatric crisis: clinical outcomes.},
  author={Scott W. Henggeler and Melisa D. Rowland and Jeff Randall and David M Ward and Susan G. Pickrel and Phillippe B. Cunningham and Sharon L. Miller and Jayne E Edwards and Joseph Zealberg and L D Hand and Alberto B. dos Santos},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={1331-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether multisystemic therapy (MST), modified for use with youths presenting psychiatric emergencies, can serve as a clinically viable alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. METHOD One hundred sixteen children and adolescents approved for emergency psychiatric hospitalization were randomly assigned to home-based MST or inpatient hospitalization. Assessments examining symptomatology, antisocial behavior, self-esteem… CONTINUE READING

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