Prevalence of schizophrenia in the Labadi District of Ghana

T. Sikanartey, W. W. Eaton

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Abstract

ABSTRACT– Age‐ sex‐specific point prevalence rates for schizophrenia are presented for an area in Ghana. Sources of case material included local mental hospitals, general health clinics, shrines of traditional healers, and roaming eccentrics. Denominators are projected from the 1970 census. Diagnosis was made by a single psychiatrist from interview and chart review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ghana
  • Schizophrenia
  • casefinding
  • prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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