ERIC Number: EJ280465
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Epidemiology of Schizophrenia: Some Diagnostic and Sociocultural Considerations.
Ruiz, Dorothy S.
Phylon, v43 n4 p315-26 Dec 1982
Indicates that in diagnoses of mental disorders, Blacks are often diagnosed as schizophrenic, while Whites are more frequently diagnosed as being manic depressive, a less stigmatizing condition. Suggests that biases regarding socioeconomic status lead to misdiagnosis of Blacks. Stresses the need to consider socioeconomic and cultural factors in studying mental illness. (MJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A