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A Comparison of Catego Class ‘S' Schizophrenia in Three Ethnic Groups: Psychiatric Manifestations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

A. F. Teggin*
Affiliation:
Medical Research Council Clinical Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, 7925 Observatory, Cape, Republic of South Africa
R. Elk
Affiliation:
Medical Research Council Clinical Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, 7925 Observatory, Cape, Republic of South Africa
O. Ben-Arie
Affiliation:
Medical Research Council Clinical Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, 7925 Observatory, Cape, Republic of South Africa
L. S. Gillis
Affiliation:
Medical Research Council Clinical Psychiatry Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, 7925 Observatory, Cape, Republic of South Africa
*
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Abstract

We compared the psychiatric manifestations of 56 CATEGO S schizophrenic in-patients from three ethnic groups (white, coloured and black). A marked similarity among the groups on both schizophrenic and non-schizophrenic symptoms was found, as well as a high prevalence of depressive and anxiety symptoms. Differences occurred on the syndromes of (1) olfactory hallucinations and (2) subcultural delusions and hallucinations. Black patients had both syndromes more frequently than either white or coloured patients.

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Copyright © 1985 The Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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