Findings and Conclusions
- All the pseudopatients were admitted and all but one were diagnosed as schizophrenic. Each was eventually discharged with a diagnosis of schizophrenia 'in remission'. The length of hospitalisation varied from 7 - 52 days, within average of 19 days.
- While the pseudopatients were at hospital, the 'real' patients regularly voices their suspicions, with 35 out of 118 patients making statements such as 'you're not crazy',' youre a journalist' or 'you're a professional checking up on the hospital'.
- The pseudopatients were given a total of 2100 tablets, including Elavil, Stelazime and Campazine
- Over the three months,193 patients were admitted for treatment. None of them was actually pseudopatient but:
- 41 were judged…