The Prevalence of Psychiatric Symptoms among the Yoruba
Previous community-based psychiatric epidemiological studies suggest possible estimates of persons who are severely impaired. On the one hand, it has been reported that close to 20 per cent of the entire population of Western countries suffer from mental illiess. This observation compares with Leighton’s et al. 1 assertion that 23 per cent of the Yoruba respondents who were involved in the study had clearcut psychiatric impairment.
KeywordsPsychiatric Symptom Village Community Rapid Social Change Special Fear Unmarried Child
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