Predicting the "revolving door" phenomenon among patients with schizophrenic, schizoaffective, and affective disorders.

@article{Haywood1995PredictingT,
  title={Predicting the "revolving door" phenomenon among patients with schizophrenic, schizoaffective, and affective disorders.},
  author={Tasha Haywood and Howard M. Kravitz and Linda S Grossman and James L Cavanaugh and John M Davis and David A. Lewis},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={152 6},
  pages={856-61}
}
OBJECTIVE A subpopulation of chronically mentally ill patients, sometimes referred to as "revolving door" patients, are frequently readmitted to psychiatric units. This study examined the relationships among demographic features, diagnostic characteristics, and frequency of hospitalization of patients from four state hospitals. METHOD Two semistructured, standardized instruments, the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia and a life events history, were administered to 135… CONTINUE READING