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Combined medical and psychological treatment of hospitalized children with encopresis

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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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Dawson, P.M., Griffith, K. & Boeke, K.M. Combined medical and psychological treatment of hospitalized children with encopresis. Child Psych Hum Dev 20, 181–190 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00710187

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  • Encopresis