By Professor Dr. Henry B. M. Murphy (auth.)
Contents: creation. - comparison of reliable assets of information. - comparison of designated Survey strategy Findings. - Schizophrenia. - the extreme Reactive Psychoses. - The Affective problems. - Suicide and Parasuicide. - issues linked to Alcohol and different medications. - Psychosomatic problems. - Neuroses and different Minor issues. - psychological healthiness in worldwide standpoint. - topic Index.
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Although a specially funded research project, this is a type of register which is being taken as a model by health service administrations and could therefore represent what a number of official data sources are likely to be able to provide in the future. Other linked case registers exist, but Camberwell has a relatively high proportion of immigrants in its approximately quarter million population and its Register was started in 1964, so that by 1970 it was possible to compare a number of cultural minorities, for instance West African , West Indian, and Irish [30).
Social drift, whereby the most mentally healthy and competent families rise in social status while the least healthy decline, is liable to lead to the "passing" of the more aspiring families from the lower·status to the higher-status subculture, so that the more healthy members of the lower-status one hide their membership of it. Social stresses are liable to lead to the disadvantaged subculture having more mental disorder than the other subculture, not because of anything inherent to the culture or race but because the former's members have more difficult lives.
A. a. a. 49 Rank order correlations by Pearson's method. In Comparison B, Canadians regarded as of Irish descent had to be estimated indirectly by taking Roman Catholics whose families originated from the British Isles, and those regarded as of "Other British" descent by taking all others deriving from the British Isles, Scots included. M. Murphy, 1968, Mental hospitalisation patterns in twelve Canadian subcultures, unpublished work b) Within-Country Comparisons In comparison with the problems which confront one in attempting to compare mental hospitalization rates and other data between countries, a comparison of ethnic groups within the same country would seem to be quite easy.
Comparative Psychiatry: The International and Intercultural Distribution of Mental Illness by Professor Dr. Henry B. M. Murphy (auth.)