Later Twentieth-Century Studies

  • John J. Schwab
  • Mary E. Schwab
Part of the Topics in General Psychiatry book series (TGPS)


The two studies of Lundby, Sweden, by Essen-Möller2 in 1947 and Hagnell3 in 1957 are probably the most intensive and thorough investigations of the prevalence of psychiatric disorder that have been conducted. Also, from these investigations, Hagnell was able to calculate the incidence of mental disorders; his work is the only major study of its kind that has been carried out in Western society.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. Schwab
    • 1
  • Mary E. Schwab
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Mental Health CenterBostonUSA

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