Clinical Neuroscience

[On practical issues in mental health care ]

S. VARGA Katalin1

MAY 01, 1967

Clinical Neuroscience - 1967;20(05)

[The number of mentally ill people is not decreasing. Due to overcrowding in hospital psychiatric wards, the number of patients in mental health institutions is constantly increasing. Adverse external influences are causing relapses and prolonged pathological conditions in the patient's environment. In order to provide better mental health care, the mental health network needs to be expanded with modern institutions.]


  1. Budapesti Orvostudományi Egyetem Psychiatriai Klinikája



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