Schizophrenia and Changes in Physical Appearance
J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(4):197-197 [letter]
© Copyright 2014 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Purchase This PDF for $40.00
If you are not a paid subscriber, you may purchase the PDF.
(You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Receive immediate full-text access to JCP. You can subscribe to JCP online-only ($86) or print + online ($156 individual).
With your subscription, receive a free PDF collection of the NCDEU Festschrift articles. Hurry! This offer ends December 31, 2011.
If you are a paid subscriber to JCP and do not yet have a username and password, activate your subscription now.
As a paid subscriber who has activated your subscription, you have access to the HTML and PDF versions of this item.
Click here to login.
Did you forget your password?
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send email
Sir: For patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital, disturbances in thinking, mood, and perception have strong diagnostic relevance. However, especially in schizophrenia, the physical appearance of patients might be of clinical importance. This is illustrated by a number of case reports and small series studies in which schizophrenic patients were found to have shaved their heads or cut their hair just before or during admission.