Comparison of diagnostic names of mental illnesses in medical documents before and after the adoption of a new Japanese translation of ‘schizophrenia’

@article{Takahashi2011ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of diagnostic names of mental illnesses in medical documents before and after the adoption of a new Japanese translation of ‘schizophrenia’},
  author={Tohru Takahashi and Miho Tsunoda and Mitsuhiro Miyashita and Tomomi Ogihara and Yatsuka Okada and Tetsuya Hagiwara and Shin Inuzuka and Shinsuke Washizuka and Tokiji Hanihara and Naoji Amano},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={65}
}
Aim:  The name of a disease entered in medical documents often differs from the true diagnosis in psychiatric practice. We examined the effects of different translations of ‘schizophrenia’ into Japanese on the usage of disease names in documents. 

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