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First admissions for psychiatric disorders. A comparison between the Faroe Islands and Denmark

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Historical accounts emphasize a high rate of mental morbidity in the Faroe Islands compared with Denmark. As prerequisites for a comparative investigation are now present, we have compared a 10-year period of first admission rates in both areas. We found a lower rate for the Faroes generally, in particular for women, for the age group 30-64, and also for the majority of diagnostic groups. The group manic-depressive psychosis come closest to Danish conditions, followed by reactive psychosis and alcohol and drug abuse. The greatest difference was found for the groups personal disorders, neuroses, and schizophrenia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume68
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages5
ISSN0001-690X
Publication statusPublished - 1983

Bibliographical note

Keywords: Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Alcoholism; Bipolar Disorder; Child; Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders; Denmark; Depressive Disorder; Female; Humans; Male; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; Patient Admission; Personality Disorders; Retrospective Studies; Schizophrenia

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