Therapeutic Use of the Psychiatric Hospital for the Acting-Out Adolescent Girl

  • Doris Lamb


Most of the acting-out behavior of adolescent girls who are persuaded to go to a psychotherapist can be dealt with on an outpatient basis. Along with the psychotherapy for the girl, the therapist can advise the girl’s parents as to how they can deal more effectively with her, or possibly suggest some enrivonmental manipulations that can be implemented so that the girl will not be expected to deal with more stress or temptations than she can handle. There are times, however, when the behavior is so seriously destructive or out of control that psychiatric hospitalization is needed. Moreover, in these extreme situations, treatment cannot proceed until the girl is in a controlled setting.


Adolescent Girl Psychiatric Hospital Junior High School Paper Towel Juvenile Detention 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Lamb
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  1. 1.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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