Adjustment reactions: a long-term prospective and retrospective follow-up of former patients in a crisis intervention ward.


The results of a 5-year follow-up study of 76 patients in a crisis intervention ward who were suffering from an adjustment reaction (brief or prolonged depressive reaction) according to ICD-9 criteria indicate a rather favorable course and outcome using standardized instruments. Only 17% developed a chronic or severe course of primarily depressive symptoms… (More)