0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
NEUROPSYCHIATRY IN A STAGING AREA
LOUIS S. LIPSCHUTZ
Am J Psychiatry 1943;100:47-53.
View Author and Article Information

Medical Corps, Army of the United States

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

1. The functions of a `staging area' have been described.2. The importance of adequate neuropsychiatric facilities including an out-patient clinic was emphasized.3. Of these, the psychiatric out-patient clinic was considered most important.4. Mandatory psychiatric study of the military prisoner was suggested. The large number of psychopathic personalities in this group was noted.5. The opportunity for psychiatric education of the medical officer in the military hospital was mentioned. The importance of doing so in order to correct emotional attitudes interfering with proper disposition was stressed.6. The need of developing a more efficient method of discharging men with inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character in a `staging area' was stressed. The possibility of handling such cases by medical disposition was mentioned.7. A rapid method of recording clinical data with minimal clerical facilities was outlined. It is suggested that such a file may help to derive valuable conclusions in the future.8. The importance of morale as a factor in minimizing the incidence of psychiatric disorders in the armed forces was mentioned. The need for a systematic program of indoctrination, particularly of service troops, was emphasized.9. The necessity for maintaining adequate and appropriate occupational and recreational activities and facilities in the `staging area' was stressed.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 50.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 51.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 50.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 49.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 51.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles