Title

In again, out again: preliminary evaluation of a state hospital's worst recidivists

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

4-1-1986

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Antipsychotic Agents; Combined Modality Therapy; Dangerous Behavior; Deinstitutionalization; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Hospitals, State; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Mental Disorders; *Patient Readmission; Personality Disorders; Schizophrenia; Social Adjustment

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

The hospital records of the nongeriatric population of a state hospital (N = 191) were examined to identify the institution's worst recidivists. Twelve patients with a total of 276 admissions were found; six were diagnosed as schizophrenic and six as having a personality disorder. The two diagnostic subpopulations differed most strongly on reasons for their admissions and on treatment received in the hospital. The author proposes that other treatment approaches be applied to the two groups while further research is done.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1986 Apr;37(4):386-90.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2870978