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Titolo:
A comparison of psychiatric symptoms between Anglo-Americans and Mexican-Americans with schizophrenia
Autore:
Weisman, AG; Lopez, SR; Ventura, J; Nuechterlein, KH; Goldstein, MJ; Hwang, S;
Titolo Testata:
SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN
fascicolo: 4, volume: 26, anno: 2000,
pagine: 817 - 824
SICI:
0586-7614(2000)26:4<817:ACOPSB>2.0.ZU;2-7
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EXPRESSED EMOTION; FAMILIES;
Keywords:
culture; schizophrenia; psychiatric symptoms; Anglos; Latinos;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
35
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Citazione:
A.G. Weisman et al., "A comparison of psychiatric symptoms between Anglo-Americans and Mexican-Americans with schizophrenia", SCHIZO BULL, 26(4), 2000, pp. 817-824

Abstract

Culture is widely thought to influence the form, content, and extent of symptoms experienced and expressed by the mentally ill. However, little is known about how specific cultural groups differ in their symptomatic presentation of mental illness. Using data derived from the Present State Exam, thecurrent study compared 63 Angle-American and 53 Mexican-American patients with schizophrenia on ten psychiatric symptoms. A series of logistic regressions offered several interesting findings. For instance, as hypothesized, Mexican-American patients were more likely to report physical symptoms thantheir Angle-American counterparts. Also in line with expectations, Anglo-American patients reported experiencing a greater frequency of several psychiatric symptoms such as persecutory delusions, nervous tension, and bluntedaffect. Results from this study suggest that the presentation of even a very biologically determined disorder such as schizophrenia can be shaped by sociocultural factors. Specific aspects of Angle-American and Latino cultures that may influence symptom patterns in patients suffering from schizophrenia are discussed.

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