A comparison of delinquent and nondelinquent adolescent psychiatric inpatients.

Escrito por Nuria Querol i Viñas.

The psychopathology of 29 delinquent and 25 nondelinquent psychiatrically hospitalized adolescent boys was similarly severe. Similar proportions had hallucinations, delusions, learning disabilities, and evidence of neurological impairment, and over half in each group had been diagnosed as being psychotic. Fire-setting, enuresis, and cruelty to animals did not distinguish the two groups. Significantly more of the delinquents had been psychiatrically hospitalized previously, and significantly more of the delinquents had engaged in violently aggressive acts. The household composition of both groups was similar, but more mothers of delinquents than of nondelinquents had been psychiatrically hospitalized. The authors discuss the issue of the treatment of psychiatrically ill violent adolescents.
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A comparison of delinquent and nondelinquent adolescent psychiatric inpatients.

Shanok SS, Malani SC, Ninan OP, Guggenheim P, Weinstein H, Lewis DO.

The psychopathology of 29 delinquent and 25 nondelinquent psychiatrically hospitalized adolescent boys was similarly severe. Similar proportions had hallucinations, delusions, learning disabilities, and evidence of neurological impairment, and over half in each group had been diagnosed as being psychotic. Fire-setting, enuresis, and cruelty to animals did not distinguish the two groups. Significantly more of the delinquents had been psychiatrically hospitalized previously, and significantly more of the delinquents had engaged in violently aggressive acts. The household composition of both groups was similar, but more mothers of delinquents than of nondelinquents had been psychiatrically hospitalized. The authors discuss the issue of the treatment of psychiatrically ill violent adolescents.

PMID: 6846587 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]