Social factors related to psychiatric disorder: the Yale Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study

Philip J. Leaf, Myrna M. Weissman, Jerome K. Myers, Gary L. Tischler, Charles E. Holzer

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Abstract

Results are reported from the first wave of the Yale Epidemiologic Catchment (ECA) Project, a large community survey conducted in South-central Connecticut, USA. The NIMH-Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) was employed in the study to generate DSM III diagnoses. The 6-month prevalence rate from the unweighted data are reported. Factors associated with having had a recent DSM III diagnosis are examined. The need to take the age and sex of respondents into account when interpreting these relationships is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Psychiatry
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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