The authors report the preliminary data of a study which aims to identify the variables (socio-demographic, clinical and nosographic) which may be used to predict the evolution of psychiatric disorders. A retrospective follow-back study was carried out using the medical records and any other documentation available from medical and psychological centers in order to identify the evolutionary stages of disease and possible pre-disease antecedents. The sample group examined was selected from users attending the Diagnosis and Treatment Psychiatric Unit at Pavia Hospital who were found to have undergone infantile neuropsychiatric outpatient or hospital treatment during childhood. The preliminary phase of the study reports the results of the first 42 cases. The predictive value of the diagnosis made during childhood emerges from an analysis of the results and consequently emphasises the need to orient Infantile Neuropsychiatric structure not only towards diagnosis and care but also, towards a more strictly therapeutic action.
|Translated title of the contribution||Possible relationship between childhood malaise and psychiatric disorders in adulthood. Preliminary study on an in-patient sample from the psychiatric unit of the general hospital in Pavia|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health