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March 1979

The Management of Patients With Undiagnosed Psychiatric Illness

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, and the Jewish Hospital of St Louis.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1979;36(3):341-346. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1979.01780030107010

• The results of using formal diagnostic criteria on a series of newly admitted inpatients are presented. Several strategies were employed in the management of the undiagnosed patients. The percent of undiagnosed patients significantly decreased with time during the course of hospitalization.