Michael Blumenfield

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The consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry services of seven university teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Australia (the MICRO-CARES Consortium) used a common clinical database to examine 1039 consecutive referrals. A diagnosis of adjustment disorder (AD) was made in 125 patients (12.0%); as the sole diagnosis, in 81 (7.8%); and comorbidly(More)
A national survey was administered to determine 1) cardiovascular physicians' beliefs about the association between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD), 2) the methods used to diagnose depression, 3) referral patterns for treatment of depression, and 4) frequency of use and preferred choice of antidepressant. A national survey of 50% of randomly(More)
Sixty-eight patients hospitalized at a tertiary care burn center for more than 1 week, aged 18-32 years, with a mild or moderate burn, adequate social and economic support, and the absence of preexisting psychopathology, substance abuse, or medical illness were studied. From this group 16 patients were identified who had been unable to resume social or(More)
This article reports the results of a ten-question anonymous survey given to nurses at Westchester County Medical Center in July 1983 and January 1984 concerning attitudes about caring for AIDS patients. Two-thirds of the responding nurses reported that they had friends or family express concern about associating with hospital personnel who have contact(More)
In order to understand the increasing numbers of women who are requesting a repeat elective abortion, 13 First Abortion and 13 Repeat Abortion patients were interviewed. There were no significant differences between the two groups. It was found that the failure of contraception was not because the women did not have access to adequate contraception. There(More)