A nationwide epidemiological study of mental disorders in Korea.

@article{Lee1998ANE,
  title={A nationwide epidemiological study of mental disorders in Korea.},
  author={Chung Kyoon Lee},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 Suppl},
  pages={
          S268-74
        }
}
Epidemiological studies in Korea on mental illness began about four decades ago by Choi and Yoo. This was followed by more than 25 papers. Interviews by psychiatrists were not randomly selected samples. Consistent diagnostic tools were not used except by Yeon et al. The definition of prevalence was not definite and, therefore, not comparable. The research was confined to major psychoses such as schizophrenia, manic depressive illnesses, mental retardation and epilepsy. Most of the studies were… CONTINUE READING

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