The incidence of operationally defined schizophrenia in Camberwell, 1965-84

Castle, D., Wessely, D., Der, G. and Murray, R.M. (1991) The incidence of operationally defined schizophrenia in Camberwell, 1965-84. British Journal of Psychiatry, 159, pp. 790-794.

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Abstract

We established first-contact rates of schizophrenia in the defined area of Camberwell between 1965 and 1984. The rate of schizophrenia, whether defined by ICD, RDC, or DSM-III criteria, rose over the period under study. This finding is at odds with reports of an overall decline in first-admission rates for schizophrenia in England, over the same period. The discrepancy was largely accounted for by the influx into Camberwell of individuals of Afro-Caribbean origin, who showed rates of schizophrenia between four and eight times that of their Caucasian counterparts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Der, Mr Geoffrey
Authors: Castle, D., Wessely, D., Der, G., and Murray, R.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
Journal Name:British Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN:0007-1250
ISSN (Online):1472-1465

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