Author | Leo J. Bastiaens, MD

Articles

Severe Temper Outbursts in a 10-Year-Old Girl

March 05, 2012

The responsibility for improvement was placed on psychiatrists: diagnostic skills had to be improved and patients and their families and caregivers as well as the general public needed to be better educated about the disorder and treatment options.

Poor Practice, Managed Care, and Magic Pills: Have We Created a Mental Health Monster?

April 29, 2011

Anyone working in the mental health field will recognize that in patients with extreme irritability, explosive behavior, or quick mood changes, bipolar disorder (BD) is often unquestionably diagnosed.

Youth Aggression: Economic Impact, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

October 01, 2006

The increase in youth violence and aggression in the past 50 years has been called an "epidemic." This epidemic has had a tremendous impact on society. From an economic and public health perspective, primary prevention of youth violence is obviously desirable.

Does Residential Treatment Impact Pharmacotherapy in Children and Adolescents?

September 01, 2004

There appears to be a subgroup of children and adolescents who, despite repeated brief hospitalizations, do not improve, but along the way, these patients accumulate medications. During long-term residential treatment, however, these patients do improve and their medications are reduced.