Physical illness presenting as psychiatric disease.

  title={Physical illness presenting as psychiatric disease.},
  author={Richard C. W. Hall and Michael K. Popkin and R A Devaul and Louis A. Faillace and Sondra K. Stickney},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={35 11},
A study of 658 consecutive psychiatric outpatients receiving careful medical and biochemical evaluation, defined an incidence of medical disorders productive of psychiatric symptoms in 9.1% of cases. The most frequent presentations were of depression, confusion, anxiety, and speech or memory disorders. The presence of visual hallucinations was believed to indicate medical etiology until proved otherwise. Major illnesses presenting with psychiatric symptoms in order of frequency were infectious… CONTINUE READING

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