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Phenomenological differences of hallucinations between schizophrenic patients in Penang & Kelantan.
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PMID:  8350789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and seventy patients with schizophrenia (104 patients in Kelantan and 166 patients in Penang) were interviewed using the Present State Examination to elicit the differences in the phenomenology of their hallucinations. The results indicate that there are significant differences in the phenomenology of hallucinations between the Malays of Penang and Kelantan and also among some Chinese patients. These findings indicate that culture does affect the phenomenology of schizophrenia, even among people of the same race but of different regions.
M Z Azhar; S L Varma; H R Hakim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-16     Completed Date:  1993-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  MALAYSIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan Darul Naim.
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MeSH Terms
China / ethnology
Hallucinations / ethnology*
Schizophrenic Psychology*

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