Symptoms of schizophrenia in Hispanic and Anglo veterans
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- Escobar, J.I., Randolph, E.T. & Hill, M. Cult Med Psych (1986) 10: 259. doi:10.1007/BF00114700
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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.