A Jamaican psychiatrist evaluates diagnoses at a London psychiatric hospital.

@article{Hickling1999AJP,
  title={A Jamaican psychiatrist evaluates diagnoses at a London psychiatric hospital.},
  author={Frederick William Hickling and Kwame McKenzie and Richard Mullen and Robin Murray},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={175},
  pages={
          283-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Authors have suggested that the high rate of schizophrenia reported for African-Caribbeans living in the UK is due to misdiagnosis by British psychiatrists. AIMS To compare the diagnoses made by a Black Jamaican psychiatrist with those of White British psychiatrists. METHOD All in-patients on four wards at the Maudsley hospital were approached for the study; 66 participated: 24 White, 29 Black African-Caribbeans and 13 Blacks from other countries of origin. F.W.H., a Black… CONTINUE READING