Social psychiatry

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 146–151 | Cite as

Alcoholics in psychiatric institutions

A nationwide Danish follow-up
  • P. Munk-Jørgensen
  • P. Jørgensen
Article

Summary

Two epidemiologically defined cohorts of first-referred clients to outpatient clinics for alcoholics (1972 and 1982) were followed up. It was found that previous hospitalization is a pointer to admission to psychiatric institutions. More females are admitted than males and they are more often diagnosed as depressive. Over an 11-year follow-up period, the admitted males of the 1972 cohort spent an average of 112 days in psychiatric institutions, and the females an average of 132 days.

Keywords

Public Health Outpatient Clinic Previous Hospitalization Psychiatric Institution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Munk-Jørgensen
    • 1
  • P. Jørgensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Psychiatric Demography and The Outpatient Clinic for AlcoholicsAarhus Psychiatric HospitalRisskovDenmark

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