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Data were collected among 159 consecutive new patients in a walk-in clinic. Patients were given an appointment for a subsequent visit after the initial clinical diagnostic interview, and 61% completed their referral. A long waiting list and a diagnosis of depressive neurosis were significantly...
Some aspects of traditional psychiatry were investigated in a sample of 80 Nigerians, varying in terms of sex, educational level and locality (rural or urban). The results suggest that at titudes towards traditional healers are generally favourable, that mystical causes of madness are the most...
There is increasing evidence that the social and cultural characteristics of psychiatric patients have been changing over time. 1,2 It is important from a professional and public policy point of view to understand better the nature of these changes, and to what they are related. This paper...
The delusions of 200 patients attending a general hospital psychiatric clinic in India were studied; the frequencies of the various types were then compared with results reported from other countries. Delusions of bodily control and of poisoning of food occured more frequently in the present...
Patients receiving treatment at the Lantoro long-stay psychiatric institution, Abeokuta, Nigeria were divided into two groups (short and long-stay) according to their duration of stay. The two were compared for factors that could be responsible for patients staying more than six months. Social...
Ten studies on identical twins reared apart are reviewed to determine if they substantiate a genetic component of schizophrenia. These studies have not eliminated likely social causes of schizophrenia in the twins, and therefore the origins of schizophrenia remain unsolved. Adherents of the...
The study examines both the attitudes towards the role of women in society and the psychological masculinity/femininity manifested by a small group of Cuban-American college women. In Miami, 31 such women completed the Attitudes Towards Women Scale and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire....
This article investigates two rival theories for explaining aggression in humans — the model which claims that exposure to aggression increases aggression in humans, versus that which maintains that exposure to aggression drains aggression in humans. The findings appear to support the first...
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