E. J. H.
Physicians in Rochester, N. Y., have recently provided evidence (1) confirming again that mental and emotional disorders are a sizeable fraction of problems presented by patients. The data were reported by 29 internists and 29 general practitioners from a population of 14,117 white adult patients. The highest rate, 25%, of psychiatric disorders was in women between ages 35 and 54. Men between ages 15 to 24 and 65 to 99 had the lowest rate, 7%. The overall rate was 14%. The rates reported by internists and by general practitioners did not differ. The therapeutic challenge from these patients is implicit
E. J. H.. Stale, Soft, or Chronic. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1272–1275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1272
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1272-1275.
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