Low self-esteem and psychiatric patients: Part I – The relationship between low self-esteem and psychiatric diagnosis

@article{Silverstone2003LowSA,
  title={Low self-esteem and psychiatric patients: Part I – The relationship between low self-esteem and psychiatric diagnosis},
  author={Peter H. Silverstone and Mahnaz Salsali},
  journal={Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={2 - 2}
}
BACKGROUND: The objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence and the degree of lowered self-esteem across the spectrum of psychiatric disorders. METHOD: The present study was carried out on a consecutive sample of 1,190 individuals attending an open-access psychiatric outpatient clinic. There were 957 psychiatric patients, 182 cases with conditions not attributable to a mental disorder, and 51 control subjects. Patients were diagnosed according to DSM III-R diagnostic criteria… CONTINUE READING
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