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SOC 462 Mental Illness Rates

SOC 462 Mental Illness Rates - 2008_02_05 Tuesday 10:42 AM...

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20.6 vs. 15.5 (NIH; national) square4 16.6 vs. 14.0 (ECA) square4 Surveys: Women's rates > men's rates 1900: 110:100 square4 1990: 147:80 square4 Some recent studies show 2:1 square4 Hospital admissions: men's rates > women's rates Looking at total rates (well, actually ratios) of mental illness (all disorders combined) Schizophrenia square4 Bi-polar or manic depression square4 No consistent differences in: Uni-polar or depression square4 Anxiety disorders (phobias; OCD, PTSD) square4 Eating disorders square4 Organic brain disorders (e.g., degenerative dementia) -live longer square4 Female rates are higher than male rates for: Personality disorders (anti-social, passive-aggressive, paranoid) square4 Substance abuse and substance induced disorders (dependence, addiction, withdrawal, delusions associated with use) square4 These disorder-specific gender differences may partially explain the gender differences in hospitalization rates: the typical male disorders are much more disruptive -socially and
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