Year: 1991 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.84, no.1, (July 1991), p.86-93 SIEC No: 19911294

The results of a 5-year follow-up study of 76 patients in a crisis intervention ward who were suffering from an adjustment reaction indicate a rather favourable course & outcome using standardized instruments. Only 17% developed a chronic or severe course of primarily depressive symptoms & only 1 patient committed suicide after discharge. This result is reflected in a rather low use of psychiatric & psychotherapeutic outpatient services during the follow-up period. (31 refs.)