2014 issue 3


Volume 23, issue 3

Original article

Consultant psychiatrist in a neurology ward

Maciej Wójcik1, Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk1
1. Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii,
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 23 (2014) 125–127
Date of publication: 10-08-2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.pin.2014.07.001
Keywords: Psychiatry, Neurology, Referral and consultation


Background: The aim of this study was to collect data about the most frequent psychiatric diagnoses reached in a neurology ward. The analysis was performed in the Upper Silesian Medical Center in Katowice, Poland during 2000–2013. Methods: All psychiatric consultations in the neurology ward were counted and divided into sections according to the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ICD-10. Results: The most common diagnoses were: organic mental disorders, including symptomatic disorders (39.12%), neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (26.26%), and mood (affective) disorders (9.15%). Conclusion: The main causes of psychiatric consultations in the neurology ward were of organic origin, followed by anxiety disorders and affective disorders.

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Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii SUM w Katowicach, SPSK nr 7 GCM im. prof. L. Gieca, ul. Ziołowa 45/47, 40-635 Katowice-Ochojec, Polska. Tel.: +48 32 359 80 11; fax: +48 32 205 92 60. Adres email: maciejwojcik@hotmail.com (M. Wójcik).