Year: 1990 Source: General Hospital Psychiatry, v.12, no.3, (May 1990), p.153-158 SIEC No: 19910443

This article describes the management of 2 patients in a short-term crisis intervention service in a general hospital. Both patients had threatened suicide, were ambivalent about psychiatric hospitalization, & were noncompliant & manipulative. These cases were selected because they are representative of a subset of patients who historically do not do well in a regular inpatient unit. Clinical changes, psychodynamic issues, & cost-saving implications are discussed. (VM)