Psychiatric disorder in a rural and an urban population: 3. Social integration and the morphology of affective disorder.

@article{Prudo1984PsychiatricDI,
  title={Psychiatric disorder in a rural and an urban population: 3. Social integration and the morphology of affective disorder.},
  author={R Prudo and Tirril O Harris and George W. Brown},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={327-45}
}
This paper focuses on the morphology of affective disorder. We set out to confirm on the island of Lewis a cross-over result originally found on the island of North Uist, whereby in those sections of the population where the rates of depression were lowest the rates of anxiety were highest. These sections of the population varied in the degree to which their members were integrated into the traditional way of life. 'Integration' was characterized in terms of churchgoing and crofting (the word… CONTINUE READING