Year: 1976 Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.163, no.5, (November 1976), p.341-347 SIEC No: 19842313

At a time in a large community mental health center when all adjunct facilities were geared for crises, the compelling determinants in those 70 patients still requiring hospitalization were studied. It was found that all patients answered affirmatively to 1 or more of the following categories as occurring in their prehospital life: alcohol abuse, drug abuse, suicidal attempt, a recent loss, stoppage or reduction of medication, & stoppage of outpatient treatment.