Year: 1983 Source: General Hospital Psychiatry, v.5, no.3, (September 1983), p.185-190 SIEC No: 19850692

The authors reviewed 255 psychiatric consultations in a Canadian teaching general hospital over a 1-year period. The majority of the patients were referred from the medical and surgical services. The 3 most commonly stated reasons for referral were either parasuicidal behavior, depression, or psychological conflicts affecting physical illness. The three most common primary psychiatric diagnoses were: affective disorders, organic brain syndromes, & transient situational disturbances.