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Gender differences in schizophrenia: rehospitalization and community survival

  • Matthias C. Angermeyer (a1), Jill M. Goldstein (a1) and Ludwig Kuehn (a1)


This study tested the hypothesis that schizophrenic men experience a poorer course than schizophrenic women. A representative sample from Hannover, FRG, including 278 first admission DSM-III schizophrenics, were followed for three years. Findings demonstrated that schizophrenic women experience fewer rehospitalizations, shorter lengths of stay, and survive longer in the community than schizophrenic men. Implications of the role of gender for schizophrenia are discussed.


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1Address for correspondence Dr J. M. Goldslein, Psychiatry Service (116A) Brockton-West Roxbury V. A. Medical Center, 940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02401, USA.


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