Psychiatric symptomatology in an outpatient neurology clinic.

@article{Berlin1983PsychiatricSI,
  title={Psychiatric symptomatology in an outpatient neurology clinic.},
  author={Richard M. Berlin and Michael Ronthal and Edward Oren Bixler and Joyce D. Kales},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={1983},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          204-6
        }
}
The self-report Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90) was used to screen 105 consecutive first-visit patients in an outpatient neurology clinic. Neurologists diagnosed a primary psychiatric disorder in 35 patients (33%) and a secondary psychiatric disorder in 5. The SCL-90 uncovered previously unidentified emotional distress in 14 patients, for an overall incidence of psychiatric symptoms of 51%. Pain was the most common chief complaint (N = 49), and pain patients accounted for 86% of the primary… CONTINUE READING