Symptoms of schizophrenia in Hispanic and Anglo veterans

Javier I. Escobar, Eugenia T. Randolph, Maryann Hill

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This study explores cultural influences on symptoms and course of schizophrenic disorder. Hispanic veterans with schizophrenia are compared to a similar group of White non-Hispanic (Anglo) veterans. Symptoms were elicited with a structured diagnostic interview and a battery of rating instruments. Primary symptoms of schizophrenia (e.g., hallucinations, delusions, functional deterioration) were very similar for both groups. However, Hispanic patients reported a later age of onset, exhibited more somatization, and spent less time in the hospital than Anglo patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-276
Number of pages18
JournalCulture, medicine and psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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