Seclusion: uses and complications.

  title={Seclusion: uses and complications.},
  author={Michael Mattson and Michael S. Sacks},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={135 10},
A total of 7.2% of the patients in a private psychiatric hospital were placed in seclusion during a one-year study. These 63 patients had a more frequent diagnosis of schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness, manic type, than a comparison group. Significant intergroup differences in age and length of hospitalization became insignificant when the seclusion patients under 20 were excluded. Although seclusion was often used to protect patients, others, and property, the most frequent reason was… CONTINUE READING