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Of 2,143 admissions following suicide attempts over a seven year period (1980- 1986)in Seoul, Korea, there were 38 cases (1.8%) of suicide by burning. These cases were matched by age and sex with a control group of suicide attempts in general and were investigated for psychosocial differences...
Several reports have documented the failure of statutory psychiatric services in Britain to provide for the needs of clients from minority ethnic groups. Black clients are particularly underrepresented in Psychotherapy for reasons which are complex and varied, but include the institutionalised...
The present study compared the relative merits of two taxonomic systems for classifying homeless men. One system classified homeless men based on their past history of psychiatric disability. The other system classified individuals on the basis of their current psychiatric impairment. Both...
Factor structures of the 60- and 30-item versions of the General Health Question naire (GHQ) were explored, using data collected from 236 Japanese high-school and university students. The 60-item version produced factors interpretable as social functioning, anxiety, somatic symptoms, and severe...
The prevalence of admission to psychiatric inpatient care in the major immigrant groups in the London Borough of Newham in 1982 is surveyed and results discussed with reference to relevant published literature. High admission rates were found among young West Indian men and older West Indian...
Attitudes towards the multidiscipiinary ward round were assessed in fifty psychia tric inpatients, from two wards, using a semi-structured interview. About three quarters of them had at least a moderately favourable impression of the ward round but more than half would still prefer not to be...
Primary health care (PHC) in developing countries continues to rely heavily on paramedical personnel. Using a structured questionnaire, 207 PHC workers in Nigeria were assessed on the concept, attitude to, detection and treatment of mental disorders. PHC workers without previous exposure to...
The psychopathology of 126 black Jamaican migrants who had spent an average of 12 years in North America and the United Kingdom and had subsequently returned to Jamaica, was established and compared to that of a matched control group of Jamaicans who had never migrated. There was a statistically...
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