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[The patients of the psychiatric office of a polyclinic: patients undetected by the clinic or a new contingent?].

[Article in Russian]


Epidemiology study of patients in primary care settings has shown prevalence of borderline mental disorders (41.58 per 1000 population) in comparison with patients of psychiatric outpatient clinic (11.4 per 1000). The question arises were those undetected by psychiatric out-patient clinics (those who didn't visit psychiatrist for individual reasons) or they represented another contingent. Comparative analysis of groups standardized on nosological, syndromal and educational levels revealed that there were various contingents of patients. The main difference was determined by different duration of disease before the first visit to psychiatrist, that reflected various severity of the disease (less severity of the disease was observed in patients of primary care institutions).

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