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The Shatin Community Mental Health Survey in Hong Kong:  II. Major Findings

Char-Nie Chen, MB, MSc, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, FAPA; Jessie Wong, MA, PhD Candidate; Nancy Lee, MSc; Mun-Wan Chan-Ho, PhD; Joseph Tak-Fai Lau, PhD; Margaret Fung
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1993;50(2):125-133. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1993.01820140051005.
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• A large-scale community survey in Shatin, Hong Kong, is presented with a modified two-phase design using flagged and nonflagged subsamples. A modified Self-Reporting Questionnaire and the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (version III) were used as the screening and diagnostic instruments, respectively. Lifetime rates for 19 Diagnostic Interview Schedule/DSM-III diagnoses are presented. The most common diagnoses in Shatin were tobacco dependence, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol abuse and/or dependence, all phobias, and dysthymic disorder. The malepredominant disorders were tobacco dependence, alcohol abuse/dependence, pathological gambling, and antisocial personality. The female-predominant disorders were generalized anxiety disorder, all phobias, dysthymic disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bereavement.

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