Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 259–276

Symptoms of schizophrenia in Hispanic and Anglo veterans

  • Javier I. Escobar
  • Eugenia T. Randolph
  • Maryann Hill
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00114700

Cite this article as:
Escobar, J.I., Randolph, E.T. & Hill, M. Cult Med Psych (1986) 10: 259. doi:10.1007/BF00114700
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Abstract

This study explores cultural influences on symptoms and course of schizophrenic disorder. Hispanic veterans with schizophrenia are compared to a similar group of White non-Hispanic (Anglo) veterans. Symptoms were elicited with a structured diagnostic interview and a battery of rating instruments. Primary symptoms of schizophrenia (e.g., hallucinations, delusions, functional deterioration) were very similar for both groups. However, Hispanic patients reported a later age of onset, exhibited more somatization, and spent less time in the hospital than Anglo patients.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier I. Escobar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eugenia T. Randolph
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maryann Hill
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles (UCLA)
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)LosAngeles

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