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Child Psychiatric Emergencies: Clinical Characteristics and Follow-Up Results

Child Psychiatric Emergencies: Clinical Characteristics and Follow-Up Results Abstract THIS PAPER reports the results of a retrospective and follow-up study of 170 child psychiatric emergencies seen at the child psychiatry clinic at University Hospitals, Cleveland. In an urban area of 1½ million people, this clinic serves as practically the only public resource available on a 24-hour basis for immediate evaluation of acute emotional problems in children under age 18. We define a child psychiatric emergency as a condition of sufficient emotional distress in a child which he, his family, or the referral source feel incapable of handling for even a few hours. The few previous reports on this subject1-3 have noted that suicidal behavior, incipient psychosis, and acute school refusal in children constitute bonafide child psychiatric emergencies. The literature contains little data regarding the outcome of current methods of handling psychiatric crises in children.2 The present study aimed at investigating two References 1. Burks, H.L., and Hoekstra, M.: Psychiatric Emergencies in Children , Amer J Orthopsychiat 34:134-137, 1964.Crossref 2. Morrison, G.C.: Therapeutic Intervention in a Child Psychiatry Emergency Service, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children, San Francisco, April 1966. 3. Schowalter, J.E., and Solnit, A.J.: Child Psychiatry Consultation in a General Hospital Emergency Room , J Amer Acad Child Psychiat 5:534-551, 1966.Crossref 4. Ungerleider, J.T.: The Psychiatric Emergency: Analysis of Six Months' Experience of a University Hospital's Consultation Service , Arch Gen Psychiat 3:593-601, 1960.Crossref 5. Glasscote, R.M., et al: The Psychiatric Emergency: A Study of Patterns of Service , Washington: Joint Information Service, 1966. 6. Morrison, G.C., and Smith, W.R.: Emergencies in Child Psychiatry: A Definition and Comparison of Two Groups, presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, March 1967. 7. Errera, P.; Wyshak, G.; and Jarecki, H.: Psychiatric Care in a General Hospital Emergency Room , Arch Gen Psychiat 9:105-112, 1963.Crossref 8. Rosen, B.M.; Bahn, A.K.; and Kramer, M.: Demographic and Diagnostic Characteristics of Psychiatric Clinic Outpatients in the U.S.A., 1961 , Amer J Orthopsychiat 34:455-468, 1964.Crossref 9. Jacobziner, H.: Attempted Suicides in Adolescence , JAMA 191:7-11, 1965.Crossref 10. Teicher, J.D., and Jacobs, J.: Adolescents Who Attempt Suicide , Amer J Psychiat 122:1248-1257, 1966. 11. Lewis, M., and Solnit, A.J.: " The Adolescent in a Suicidal Crisis: Collaborative Care on a Pediatric Ward ," in Solnit, A.J., and Provence, S. (eds.): Modern Perspectives in Child Development , New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1963. 12. Coleman, J.V., and Errera, P.: The General Hospital Emergency Room and Its Psychiatric Problems , Amer J Pub Health 53:1294-1301, 1963. 13. Wolberg, L.: Methodology in Short-Term Therapy , Amer J Psychiat 122:135-140, 1965. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

Child Psychiatric Emergencies: Clinical Characteristics and Follow-Up Results

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-990X
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1598-3636
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10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730290072009
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Abstract

Abstract THIS PAPER reports the results of a retrospective and follow-up study of 170 child psychiatric emergencies seen at the child psychiatry clinic at University Hospitals, Cleveland. In an urban area of 1½ million people, this clinic serves as practically the only public resource available on a 24-hour basis for immediate evaluation of acute emotional problems in children under age 18. We define a child psychiatric emergency as a condition of sufficient emotional distress in a child which he, his family, or the referral source feel incapable of handling for even a few hours. The few previous reports on this subject1-3 have noted that suicidal behavior, incipient psychosis, and acute school refusal in children constitute bonafide child psychiatric emergencies. The literature contains little data regarding the outcome of current methods of handling psychiatric crises in children.2 The present study aimed at investigating two References 1. Burks, H.L., and Hoekstra, M.: Psychiatric Emergencies in Children , Amer J Orthopsychiat 34:134-137, 1964.Crossref 2. Morrison, G.C.: Therapeutic Intervention in a Child Psychiatry Emergency Service, presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children, San Francisco, April 1966. 3. Schowalter, J.E., and Solnit, A.J.: Child Psychiatry Consultation in a General Hospital Emergency Room , J Amer Acad Child Psychiat 5:534-551, 1966.Crossref 4. Ungerleider, J.T.: The Psychiatric Emergency: Analysis of Six Months' Experience of a University Hospital's Consultation Service , Arch Gen Psychiat 3:593-601, 1960.Crossref 5. Glasscote, R.M., et al: The Psychiatric Emergency: A Study of Patterns of Service , Washington: Joint Information Service, 1966. 6. Morrison, G.C., and Smith, W.R.: Emergencies in Child Psychiatry: A Definition and Comparison of Two Groups, presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, March 1967. 7. Errera, P.; Wyshak, G.; and Jarecki, H.: Psychiatric Care in a General Hospital Emergency Room , Arch Gen Psychiat 9:105-112, 1963.Crossref 8. Rosen, B.M.; Bahn, A.K.; and Kramer, M.: Demographic and Diagnostic Characteristics of Psychiatric Clinic Outpatients in the U.S.A., 1961 , Amer J Orthopsychiat 34:455-468, 1964.Crossref 9. Jacobziner, H.: Attempted Suicides in Adolescence , JAMA 191:7-11, 1965.Crossref 10. Teicher, J.D., and Jacobs, J.: Adolescents Who Attempt Suicide , Amer J Psychiat 122:1248-1257, 1966. 11. Lewis, M., and Solnit, A.J.: " The Adolescent in a Suicidal Crisis: Collaborative Care on a Pediatric Ward ," in Solnit, A.J., and Provence, S. (eds.): Modern Perspectives in Child Development , New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1963. 12. Coleman, J.V., and Errera, P.: The General Hospital Emergency Room and Its Psychiatric Problems , Amer J Pub Health 53:1294-1301, 1963. 13. Wolberg, L.: Methodology in Short-Term Therapy , Amer J Psychiat 122:135-140, 1965.

Journal

Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1967

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