Hospital dependency: An existing concept

Sujit Kumar Mishra, Biswa Ranjan Mishra, Sayali Mishra, Pankaj Kumar Verma, Samir Kumar Praharaj

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Chronically institutionalized patients demonstrate a behavioral pattern characterized by unwillingness to get discharged from the hospital and severe anxiety during such attempts leading to continued hospitalization. These patients usually have poor self-concept and low evaluation in getting employment, which requires vocational rehabilitation. To prevent this, mental health professionals should make active efforts to develop a favorable attitude of the chronic mentally ill patients towards their home.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-549
Number of pages2
JournalPsychiatria Danubina
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2010

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Mishra, S. K., Mishra, B. R., Mishra, S., Verma, P. K., & Praharaj, S. K. (2010). Hospital dependency: An existing concept. Psychiatria Danubina, 22(4), 548-549.