Research Article

Family unit in a children's psychiatric hospital.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 19 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:127
  1. M Lynch,
  2. D Steinberg,
  3. C Ounsted


    The need for effective management of disorders of parent/child relationships is repeatedly stressed. Despite the bulk of theoretical work on the subject there is little information on the practical management of the clinical problems that arise. We describe a unit designed and staffed for the management of such disorders. In our view it meets a need in a way that could be difficult or impossible for most paediatric, psychiatric, and social services as they are at present organized.