Year: 1979 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (10th: 1979: Ottawa), p.26 SIEC No: 20090984

In October 1976, a psychiatric crisis intervention center was set up in the Steglitz Medical Center, Berlin. Over a 2-year period, 621 patients were registered with indications for clinical psychiatric crisis intervention. Data was collected on age, gender, diagnoses, proposed treatment, & length of hospitalization. A hypothesis was tested of whether there is a correlation between the principle psychiatric symptoms & the period of bed rest. A comparison was drawn between the data of ambulant patients & the previously mentioned findings. Special attention was paid to those patients admitted after a suicide attempt with an emphasis on differences from other diagnostic groups.