Mental disorders among physical disability determination patients

J. D. Leeper, L. W. Badger, T. Milo

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Persons claiming physical disability who were evaluated at a primary care health center in a small southern city were administered the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Fifty-six per cent of the 43 patients were found to have one or more psychiatric disorders. The relationship between physical disability and psychiatric disorders needs to be recognized in the disability evaluation system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985


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