Incidence of schizophrenia in Surinam.

  title={Incidence of schizophrenia in Surinam.},
  author={Mahinder Hanoeman and Jean-Paul C Selten and Ren{\'e} S. Kahn},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  volume={54 3},
More than one-third of the population of Surinam has migrated to The Netherlands in the 1970s and 1980s. If selective migration explains the increased incidence in these migrants, one expects to find a very low incidence of the disorder in Surinam. We examined the medical records of the sole psychiatric hospital in Surinam and found that the mean annual rate of first admissions for schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder (DSM-III-R criteria) in 1992 and 1993 was 1.61 per 10,000 (95… CONTINUE READING

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