Descriptive profile of sex and psychiatric diagnosis among rural and peri-urban clinic attenders in South Africa

Psychol Rep. 2003 Apr;92(2):595-8. doi: 10.2466/pr0.2003.92.2.595.


Of 1,232 patients receiving psychiatric medication in outlying areas of South Africa more than half had diagnoses of schizophrenia. Significantly more men than women had substance-induced psychosis, while significantly more women had depressive and anxiety disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Mental Disorders / psychology*
  • Mental Disorders / therapy
  • Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • South Africa / epidemiology
  • Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*