A COMPARISON OF VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY PATIENTS IN A STATE HOSPITAL

Israel Zwerling, Toksoz Karasu, Robert Plutchik, Sarah Kellerman

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Abstract

A study of 78 involuntary and 47 voluntary patients three months after admission to a state hospital revealed significant differences in presenting symptoms and in the rate of elopement from the hospital. The data support maintaining procedures for involuntary hospitalization, but also suggest the need for alternatives in view of the high elopement rate. 1975 American Orthopsychiatric Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1975

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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