MILTON H. MILLER, M.D.
The great majority of patients who suffer from borderline psychotic illnesses are cared for by physicians in the general practice of medicine or in a nonpsychiatric specialty. The average physician will have many patients under his care who suffer from "mild psychoses," ambulatory schizophrenia, "pseudoneurotic schizophrenia" or severe paranoid illnesses. There are many patients with borderline psychotic illness—perhaps several million in this country. In addition, the percentage of such patients in an average practice is heightened because these marginally adjusted patients are often particularly concerned about their bodies. Their emotional illness finds expression through preoccupation with somatic complaints.
MILLER MH. THE BORDERLINE PSYCHOTIC PATIENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF DIAGNOSIS IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PRACTICE1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:736–743. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-736
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):736-743.
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