The TAPS Project. 22: A five-year follow-up of long-stay psychiatric patients discharged to the community.

@article{Leff1994TheTP,
  title={The TAPS Project. 22: A five-year follow-up of long-stay psychiatric patients discharged to the community.},
  author={Julian P Leff and Graham Thornicroft and N. Coxhead and Cameron D Crawford},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement},
  year={1994},
  volume={25},
  pages={13-7}
}
A group of 114 long-stay patients in Friern and Claybury Hospitals was assessed while in hospital, and then again one year and five years after discharge to community placements. Neurotic symptoms, verbal and non-verbal behaviour and, most notably, negative symptoms all improved between the two community follow-up interviews. Patients were living under much less restrictive conditions in the community, and their appreciation of this freedom continued to grow over the years. Their social… CONTINUE READING

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