What treatments do we have for children and adolescents who have killed?

W. C. Myers,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 20(1): 47-58, 1992.
This article examines the limited literature available on the treatment of homicidal children and adolescents. Various methods of treatment for this population are reviewed including psychotherapy, psychiatric hospitalization, institutional placement, and psychopharmacologic agents. The body of research on homicidal youths is progressing very slowly, and definitive treatments and prognostic data in this heterogeneous population are for the most part lacking. [References: 55]