Case Report

A Psychologic Study of Patients Referred to a Medical Diagnostic Clinic

Authors: DONALD F. BOGDAN MD, ROBERT W. BALENTINE PhD, CHARLES R. TARTAGLIA MD, THOMAS F. KELIHER MD

Abstract

The routine use of the Minnesota Personality Inventory for all patients in a Diagnostic Clinic revealed that the patients referred by Clinic physicians for psychiatric consultation generally were troubled with greater somatic and psychologic problems than those not referred. This was true in the two groups of women, but was very minimal in the male groups. Such studies are helpful in teaching, undergraduate and graduate, in the realm ofpsychiatric consultation and its purposes.

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