Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 181–190 | Cite as

Combined medical and psychological treatment of hospitalized children with encopresis

  • Peter M. Dawson
  • Kirk Griffith
  • Karen M. Boeke


Sixteen children, all impatients at a state psychiatric hospital, received combined medical and psychological treatment for encopresis. One-year follow-up showed significant improvement. The results suggest that encopresis can be treated in severely emotionally disturbed children with a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach.

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© Human Sciences Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter M. Dawson
    • 1
  • Kirk Griffith
    • 1
  • Karen M. Boeke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoUSA
  2. 2.University of DenverDenverUSA

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