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DSM-III in Botswana: a field trial in a developing country
Am J Psychiatry 1985;142:342-345.
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The author found that DSM-III criteria were generally applicable to the diagnoses of a series of new and repeat outpatients studied under field conditions in Botswana, a developing African country. Some problems were encountered, however, with axis II, which was not commonly used. Other clinical aspects of the patients are commented on, including the rarity of acute psychoses and culture-bound syndromes.

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