A psychosomatic unit for children and adolescents: Report on first year and ten months

Hans Steiner, Charles O. Walton, Graham Emslie

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A unique open ward in a pediatric hospital is the setting for a successfully operating psychosomatic diagnostic and treatment program. Children from ages 2 to 18 years with a wide range of psychosomatic and psychiatric conditions are cared for. The basic structuring of the program of the milieu is in the form of a token economy. In addition, all patients are involved in an intensive program of individual, group, family, and ancillary therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalChild Psychiatry & Human Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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