As good as it gets: an empirical study on mentally-ill patients and their stay at a general hospital in Sweden, 1896–1905

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Abstract

General hospital care and treatment of mentally ill patients in a Swedish town was studied in records for 503 patients, 1896–1905. Restraint was extremely rare; 65% left the hospital as healthy or improved. Non-psychotic and alcoholic patients spent fewer days in hospital than patients with psychosis or dementia. There was no evidence of a social status bias. For 36% of the patients a certificate for mental hospital care was issued, with additional information. The cause of illness was stated as unknown for 42% of these patients; adverse circumstances were recorded for 18%. Heredity for mental illness was found in 50% of the patients, particularly in those with mania. Patients with a higher social status were underrepresented.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Lund University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia
  • Övrig annan medicin och hälsovetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)205-226
TidskriftHistory of Psychiatry
Volym30
Utgivningsnummer2
Tidigt onlinedatum2019 jan 23
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Relaterad forskningsoutput

Malin Appelquist, 2019, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 178 s.

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