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The treated prevalence of mental illness in the Republic of Ireland – the three county case register study1

  • Dermot Walsh (a1), Aileen O'Hare (a1), Bertram Blake (a1), John V. Halpenny (a1) and Patrick F. O'Brien (a1)...

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In-patient data show high rates for mental illness in the Republic of Ireland, particularly for schizophrenia. ‘One-day prevalence’ figures from the Three County psychiatric case register have been compared with similar data from the Camberwell register. The results confirm much higher contact rates in Ireland.

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2Address for correspondence: Dr Dermot Walsh, Medico- Social Research Board, 73 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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With the help of Drs M. Reynolds, P. Spellman, S O'Shea, O. Leavy, P. O'Doherty, M. Waldron, G. CoughIan, A. Early, S. Geraghty and P. Fitzgerald; Messrs M. McCauley, C. Delaney, J. Smith, B. Costelloe, P. Bane; Misses P. Coffey, A. Dempsey, E. Cox, A. O'Keeffe; and Mrs P. Bane, C. Lennon and K. Jenkyns.

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