A comprehensive psychiatric service

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A comprehensive psychiatric service was established in 1969 in the Faroe Islands. This service was created as a department of a general hospital. The spheres covered by this department, operating in the midst of the community were: acute and chronic patients, a liaison-psychiatric service, and an outpatient service. The number of chronic patients has not decreased, due to an influx of unruly senile patients. The close proximity of the service to the community has increased the pressure with regard to the care of such patients. Other services, such as outpatient treatment of alcoholics and neurotics, have suffered, due to the increased workload caused by these senile patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984


  • adult
  • aged
  • alcoholism
  • Community mental health services
  • dementia
  • Denmark
  • mental disorders
  • middle aged
  • psychiatric department
  • hospital
  • psychotic disorders
  • referral and consultation
  • schizophrenia
  • substance-related disorders


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