Increase in involuntary psychiatric admissions of minors

  title={Increase in involuntary psychiatric admissions of minors},
  author={BSc Dr Med Sci Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and trend over time of involuntary psychiatric admissions of minors, and to examine the psychiatric diagnoses in involuntary admissions of minors as compared to those admitted on a voluntary basis. A retrospective register study was made during the period 1996–2000 of a nationally representative hospital discharge register in Finland. Involuntary admissions of children (aged < 12) and adolescents (aged 12–17) increased vastly over the study… CONTINUE READING

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