Specialized Inpatient Psychiatry Units for Children with Autism and Developmental Disorders: A United States Survey

  title={Specialized Inpatient Psychiatry Units for Children with Autism and Developmental Disorders: A United States Survey},
  author={Matthew P. Siegel and K. Doyle and Bruce Chemelski and D. Payne and Beth Ellsworth and J. Harmon and D. Robbins and B. Milligan and Martin J. Lubetsky},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • Matthew P. Siegel, K. Doyle, +6 authors Martin J. Lubetsky
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • A cross sectional survey was performed to obtain the characteristics of specialized inpatient psychiatry units exclusively serving children with autism and other developmental disorders in the United States. Identified units were surveyed on basic demographic characteristics, clinical challenges and therapeutic modalities. Average length of stay was 42.3 days, children with autism spectrum disorders constituted the majority of the inpatient population (62.5–87.5%), and obtaining adequate post… CONTINUE READING
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