Psychiatric disorder prevalence among deaf and hard-of-hearing outpatients.

  title={Psychiatric disorder prevalence among deaf and hard-of-hearing outpatients.},
  author={David R. Diaz and Sarah Anne Landsberger and Jessica Povlinski and Jerry Sheward and Charleen Sculley},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={54 7},
OBJECTIVES To contribute to the dearth of literature on the prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders in deaf adults, this study examined the diagnostic and clinical characteristics of deaf psychiatric outpatients in comparison to hearing psychiatric outpatients. METHODS Archival clinical data for deaf adults (N=241), treated at a specialized, linguistically and culturally affirmative outpatient community mental health program from 2002 to 2010, was compared to data from a random sample of… CONTINUE READING
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