A comparison of two hospital districts with low and high figures in the compulsory care of minors: An ecological study

  • Siponen U
  • Välimäki M
  • Kaivosoja M
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The last decade in Finland has seen a vast increase both in involuntary psychiatric treatment of adolescents and in the numbers of adolescents taken into care under the Child Welfare Act. Moreover, the variation in figures between different hospital districts is remarkable. The reasons for this are not known, but it cannot be due to variation in the epidemiology of mental disorders in minors.

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  • Adolescent
  • Involuntary treatment-placement
  • Social deprivations of families
  • Structures of adolescent psychiatric and child welfare services

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