Physical Illness among Psychiatric Patients

  • Randolph B. Schiffer
  • Robert F. Klein
  • Roger C. Sider


Psychiatric patients do not live as long as other people. This fact of psychiatric life was first reported early in the 20th century, and recent epidemiologic studies indicate that it continues to be true. It is a matter of central concern for all psychiatrists.


Psychiatric Patient Medical Illness Physical Illness Psychiatric Inpatient Psychiatric Outpatient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Randolph B. Schiffer
    • 1
  • Robert F. Klein
    • 1
  • Roger C. Sider
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Pine Rest Christian HospitalGrand RapidsUSA

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