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OBJECTIVE There are widespread concerns about disparities in mental health treatment for ethnic minority groups. However, previous research in this area has been limited mainly to the United States and Great Britain, raising doubts about the external validity with respect to other European countries. This study addressed ethnic differences in(More)
The main subject of this study was the link between social indicators and the (re)admission rates for, and length of stay in, in-patient mental health care in Amsterdam. In a factor analysis of 15 sociodemographic variables, two principal components analysis factors were distinguished: housing quality and socioeconomic deprivation. The census variables and(More)
The effects on self-stimulation behaviour of 5 mug morphine HCl applied into the ventricular system and into different areas throughout the brain were studied. Injections into the ventricular system and in areas intermediate between the posterior hypothalamus and the periaqueductal grey matter had biphasic effects: an inhibition followed by an excitation.(More)
To test the hypothesis that ethnic minority status of patients is associated with specific psychotic disorder treatment characteristics. Longitudinal data (2001–2005) were extracted from a nationwide psychiatric case register in the Netherlands. The sample consisted of 30,655 episodes of mental health treatment for 23,122 patients with psychotic disorders.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients from ethnic groups in Amsterdam are admitted to psychiatric institutes more often than Dutch natives. DESIGN Descriptive. SETTING Amsterdam, The Netherlands METHOD Admission incidences were calculated from the Amsterdam registry of admissions to psychiatric institutions, 1992-1993, and the country of birth was(More)
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