Problems in diagnosing schizophrenia and affective disorders among blacks.

Abstract

In this country schizophrenia has been consistently overdiagnosed and affective disorders underdiagnosed, particularly among blacks and lower socioeconomic groups. The general causes of such misdiagnoses include overreliance on the classic thought disorder symptoms as pathognomonic of schizophrenia and, for affective disorders, lack of clearly defined… (More)

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@article{Jones1986ProblemsID, title={Problems in diagnosing schizophrenia and affective disorders among blacks.}, author={Bobette E. Jones and Bobbe Ann Gray}, journal={Hospital & community psychiatry}, year={1986}, volume={37 1}, pages={61-5} }