Alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization for children

P. E. Goldfine, G. A. Heath, V. A. Hardesty, H. J. Berman, B. J. Gordon, N. Werks Lind

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The impetus for the dramatic increase in the number of treatment alternatives for children has come from changes in the theoretical conceptualization of treatment, social and political pressures, and financial considerations. This article reviews the literature on alternatives to hospitalization, appraising the available data on the effectiveness of psychiatric hospitalization and its alternatives and considers future research needs and the development of services in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-535
Number of pages9
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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