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March 1979

The Management of Patients With Undiagnosed Psychiatric Illness

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.