Abraham Joseph

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Different rates of suicide have been reported in India. In Vellore, southern India, we have noted that the rates of suicides are several fold higher than those reported anywhere in the world, especially in young women. The department of community health at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, has obtained data prospectively on births, deaths, and(More)
An epidemiological study of priority psychiatric conditions in a rural area in Tamil Nadu is described. The prevalence or psychiatric disorders in this rural area is 14.5 per 1000 population and this is comparable to figures reported from urban studies. The prevalence is highest in the 15-44 year age group. It is higher in males in the younger age group and(More)
The 12 item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), increasingly used to screen for common mental disorders (CMD) in primary care, has been validated in different languages and cultures. However, the validity of the Tamil version has not been established. Consecutive patients, attending a primary health care centre in Vellore, rural Tamil Nadu, India, were(More)
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