Cross-national study of diagnosis of the mental disorders: a comparison of the diagnoses of elderly psychiatric patients admitted to mental hopsitals serving Queens County, New York, and the former Borough of Camberwell, London

Copeland, J. R. M.; Kelleher, M. J.; Kellett, J. M.; Gourlay, A. J.; Cowan, D. W.; Barron, G.; De Gruchy, J.; Gurland, B. J.; Sharpe, L.; Simon, R.; Kuriansky, J.; Stiller, P.; Copeland, J R; Kellett, M J; Gourlay, A F
January 1975
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jan75, Vol. 126, p11
Academic Journal
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The article presents a study which compares the diagnoses of elderly psychiatric patients admitted to mental hospitals in Queens County, New York and Camberwell in London, England. The authors stressed the importance for the patient of making the distinction between an organic and a functional diagnosis. Results showed that while the diagnosis in Camberwell and Queens on the patients examined differed as expected, there were no significant differences in the diagnostic proportions found by the Project on either side.


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