Lecture 5 - Sociology of Mental Illness Two studies o 1980s ECAs o 1990s redone in 2000s Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study(ECAs 1980s o 18 and older 50

Lecture 5 - Sociology of Mental Illness Two studies o 1980s...

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Sociology of Mental Illness9/22/16Two studies o1980s – ECAs o1990s redone in 2000s Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study (ECAs) – 1980s o18 and older – 50 years’ oldoUsed DSM oFive metropolitan areasoRandomized studies oUniversities in big citiesoSecond studies were similar, but results that were produced were different and raised questions National Co-Morbidity Study (1990s)oCo-Morbidity – having more than one mental illnessoWe can look at results and come up with preventative measures oTwo time frames: Lifetime – Have you ever had an experience like this over your lifetime?Twelve-month period oInstrument – what is used in the study oDiagnostic Interview Schedule – improved DIS oImproved instruments used oFindings:Any disorder in a lifetime, 46% of people will have it Two or more disorders, 20% Statistics: Major Depression about 16% Anxiety includes all anxiety disordersoAbout 28%oLargest category of mental disorders
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