Which neurotic patients do psychiatrists treat?

  title={Which neurotic patients do psychiatrists treat?},
  author={John M. Eagles and David A. Alexander},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
Of 336 newly referred neurotic patients, 80 were not offered continuing psychiatric treatment. The factors associated with patients' not being offered continuing treatment were: short duration of illness; history of alcohol abuse and/or deliberate self-harm; age over 50 years; being widowed; and living more than 20 miles from the main hospital complex. The implications of these findings are discussed.