Treatment decision-making capacity in children and adolescents hospitalized for an acute mental disorder: The role of cognitive functioning and psychiatric symptoms

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Mandarelli, Gabriele; Sabatello, Ugo; Lapponi, Elisa; Pace, Giulia; Ferrara, Mauro; Ferracuti, Stefano;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
  • Journal: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, volume 27, issue 5, pages 462-465 (issn: 1044-5463, eissn: 1557-8992)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5510045, doi: 10.1089/cap.2016.0092
  • Subject: treatment | informed consent; mental capacity; psychiatric hospitalization; treatment | informed consent | psychiatric hospitalization | Brief Report | mental capacity

Abstract Objective: This study was conducted to assess treatment decision-making capacity (TDMC) in a child and adolescent psychiatric sample and to verify possible associations between TDMC, psychiatric symptom severity, and cognitive functioning. Methods: Twenty-two c... View more
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