Year: 1990 Source: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, v.7, no.2, (September 1990), p.132-134 SIEC No: 19910605

This study examines the effects of early intervention by a multidisciplinary community team on 16 patients admitted for psychiatric emergencies to an inner London Hospital. The authors found significant improvement in clinical symptoms, but no important changes in social functioning. This discordance may be due to the unusual social circumstances of life in metropolitan London, or to the high proportion of patients seen with personality disorders. (VM)