This paper reports a study on the prevalence of hospital-treated schizophrenia in a large urban centre in Brazil.
A sample of 124 individuals from a defined catchment area of Sao Paulo consecutively admitted to psychiatric hospitals due to acute episodes of non-affective psychoses were assessed by standardized instruments for mental state and social adjustment.
The sample was predominantly white (72.6 ;), single (65.2 ;), Catholic (61.3 ;) and not born in that city (58.9 ;). Eighty-six subjects fulfilled DSM-III-R criteria for schizophrenia (69.3 ;), 15 were classified as schizophreniform psychosis (12.1 ;), and 7 as schizoaffective (5.6 ;). Almost two- thirds showed Schneider's « first rank » symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Traitement, Hôpital psychiatrique, Symptomatologie, Trouble adaptation, Adaptation sociale, Milieu urbain, Santé mentale, Démographie, Sexe, Lieu naissance, Epidémiologie, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Environnement social, Psychose, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Treatment, Psychiatric hospital, Symptomatology, Adaptation disorder, Social adjustment, Urban environment, Mental health, Demography, Sex, Birth place, Epidemiology, Brazil, South America, America, Social environment, Psychosis, Human
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