Is there more dementia, depression and neurosis in New York? A comparative study of the elderly in New York and London using the computer diagnosis AGECAT.

@article{Copeland1987IsTM,
  title={Is there more dementia, depression and neurosis in New York? A comparative study of the elderly in New York and London using the computer diagnosis AGECAT.},
  author={John Copeland and Barry J. Gurland and Michael Edward Dewey and Mittie Kelleher and Andra Smith and Ingemar J A Davidson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1987},
  volume={151},
  pages={
          466-73
        }
}
A computerised diagnosis, AGECAT, is applied to data from random community samples of the elderly in New York and London in order to examine the prevalence of mental illness in the two cities, especially the result reported from the same study, using a different diagnostic procedure, that the proportion of dementia was higher in New York. The greater proportion of dementia in New York is confirmed for all AGECAT's levels of diagnostic confidence, for both sexes and at all half-decades over 65… CONTINUE READING

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