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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND PSYCHIATRIC-DIAGNOSIS - THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIAN SECT MEMBERSHIP ON DIAGNOSIS DISTRIBUTION|
|Abstract:||Minority religions, sects and cults are an increasingly common socio-cultural phenomenon, of which the effects concerning mental health and illness are still poorly understood. In the present study, we compared socio-demographical and clinical characteristics between members of Christian sects and the remaining general inpatient population admitted to a psychiatric clinic in Germany between 1978 and 1991. In comparison to the general patient population, Christian sect patients presented significantly more frequently with a diagnosis of functional psychoses (P < 0.02) and less frequently with diagnoses of neuroses (P < 0.10). Dissimilarities among sub-cultural groups in help-seeking behavior are suggested to explain the heterogeneous diagnoses distribution found in the study.|
|Citation:||European Archives Of Psychiatry And Clinical Neuroscience. Springer Verlag, v. 243, n. 1, n. 47, n. 53, 1993.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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