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Cut Price Adolescent Units that meet all Needs and None?

  • Peter Wells (a1)
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As a junior doctor, I worked on an adolescent unit attached to a large mental hospital. Since it provided a base for a regional service, it struggled to cope with referrals of all kinds. The in-patient population consisted of youngsters of both sexes exhibiting a wide variety of disorders ranging from psychosis, anorexia and brain syndromes to emotional and conduct disorders. The turnover was low: about 18 admissions per year to the 18 beds. This resulted in a lengthy waiting list which afforded the unit some protection: seriously acting out and other very pressing problems that could not wait often had to go elsewhere.

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1. Pyne, N., Morrison, R. & Ainsworth, P. (1986) A consumer survey of an adolescent unit. Journal of Adolescence, 9, 6372.
2. Parry-Jones, W. (1984) Adolescent psychiatry in Britain: a personal view of its development and present position. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 8, 230233.
3. NHS Health Advisory Service (1986) Report on Services for Disturbed Adolescents. Bridges over Troubled Waters. London: HMSO.
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