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Cross-National Study of Diagnosis of the Mental Disorders: Some Comparisons of Diagnostic Criteria from the First Investigation
BARRY J. GURLAND; JOSEPH L. FLEISS; JOHN E. COOPER; ROBERT E. KENDELL; ROBERT SIMON
Am J Psychiatry 1969;125:30-39.
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Biometrics Research, New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, 722 W. 168th St., New York, N. Y. 10032, and the department of psychiatry, Columbia University

Institute of Psychiatry (University of London), and the Royal Bethlem and Maudsley Hospitals

1969 American Psychiatric Association

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A sample of patients from a New York and a London mental hospital were compared so as to point out any differences between the two hospitals in the criteria associated with a hospital diagnosis of either schizophrenia or affective illness. Groups of patients with similar psychopathology tended to receive similar diagnoses, but a subgroup with marked mood disturbance and little disorganization tended to be called schizophrenic by the New York hospital staff and affectively ill by the London hospital staff.

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