SOC 462 Mental Illness Rates

SOC 462 Mental Illness Rates - 2008_02_05 Tuesday, February...

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