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A STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE ADMISSION OF ALCOHOLIC PATIENTS TO A LARGE MENTAL HOSPITAL
PAUL E. FELDMAN; ELIAS COHEN
Am J Psychiatry 1955;111:677-679.
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1. Male alcoholic admissions outnumber females 4 to 1.2. One of each 4 male alcoholic admissions comes in voluntarily. One of each 8 female alcoholic admissions does so.3. Sixty-one per cent of all male alcoholics were classified "with psychosis"; 76% of all female alcoholics were so classified.4. The percentage of voluntary admissions for both sexes increases significantly with the frequency of admission.5. The percentage of patients classified "with psychosis" increases in voluntary male admissions with the frequency of admission: 20-26-69-50-86%. The percentage of patients dagnosed "with psychosis" remains fairly stable in committed male admissions: 69-71-50-66-66%. The percentage of pa- tients classified "with psychosis" remains uniformly high in all female admissions: 65 to 90%.6. Of 32 admissions classified "acute hallucinoisis" (male and female), only 2 were voluntary.7. Of 21 patients classified "delirium tremens" (male and female), only 1 was voluntary.8. Of 43 patients classified "with other forms of alcoholic psychosis" (chiefly pathological intoxication), only 3 were voluntary.9. Of 245 patients classified "psychosis, alcoholic deterioration" (male and female), 42 were voluntary admissions.10. Of 184 patients classified "without psychosis" (male and female), 63 were voluntary.

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