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Somatic illness in manic-depressive and schizophrenic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4032327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The study compared the presence of somatic illnesses in manic-depressive (n = 100) and schizophrenic patients (n = 156) in the out-patient psychiatric clinics of three general hospitals. The average age of manic-depressive and schizophrenic patients was 40.7 yr and 39.8 yr respectively and did not differ significantly. The sample consisted of both sexes. Among the manic-depressive patients there were 46 males and 54 females. The schizophrenic sample consisted of 84 (54%) males and 72 (46%) females. The result showed that there was a greater rate of the occurrence of physical illnesses in manic-depressive patients as compared to the schizophrenic patients in respect to all the surveyed systemic disorders except for the gastrointestinal diseases. The cardiovascular, neurological and endocrinological diseases were more frequent in the manic-depressives than in the schizophrenic patients.
Authors:
A M Ghadirian; F Engelsmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-30     Completed Date:  1985-09-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Bipolar Disorder / psychology*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / psychology*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
Risk
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Sex Factors
Sick Role*

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