Psychiatric outcome of burned children and adolescents.

  title={Psychiatric outcome of burned children and adolescents.},
  author={Frederick J. Stoddard and Dennis K. Norman and J. Michael Murphy and William R. Beardslee},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={28 4},
Recent medical and surgical advances allow many severely burned patients to survive who formally would have died. Assessment of psychiatric outcomes with these patients may provide ways of measuring effects of acute burn care methods on later quality of life, specify more accurately their emotional needs during rehabilitation, and stimulate further research. Thirty children, aged 7 to 19, with severe burns are compared with 30 nonburned subjects matched for age, sex, SES, and parents' marital… CONTINUE READING

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