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The Nonpsychotic Organic Brain Syndrome
BENJAMIN FELDSHUH; JANET SILLEN; BARBARA PARKER; WILLIAM FROSCH
Am J Psychiatry 1973;130:1026-1029.
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Director of the Geriatrics Evaluation and Service Unit, Bellevue/New York University Medical Center, First Ave. at 30th St., New York, N.Y. 10016

Coordinator of the Geriatrics Evaluation and Service Unit, Bellevue/New York University Medical Center, First Ave. at 30th St., New York, N.Y. 10016

Internist of the Geriatrics Evaluation and Service Unit, Bellevue/New York University Medical Center, First Ave. at 30th St., New York, N.Y. 10016

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, New York University, New York, N.Y.

1973, the American Psychiatric Association

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The New York State mental hospital system has recently limited the admission of the "simply senile," those with organic brain syndrome who are neither psychotic nor severely depressed. The authors studied 53 such people and concluded that these patients are usually severely ill and often need psychiatric hospitalization before their placement in the community.

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