1993 issue 4


Volume 2, issue 4


Hospitalizations for hebephrenic schizophrenia in Poland in 1983-1992

Krystyna Nurowska1, JOANNA DIDUCH1, Jacek Wciórka1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993,2,469-474
Keywords: hebephrenic schizophrenia, frequency of diagnosing, registered incidence


On the grounds of mental hospitals routine statistical records the frequency of diagnosing hebephrenic schizophrenia in patients hospitalized for the first time over the last decade was analysed. The diagnosis, indicating marked regional differentiation, was made in 0.4% of cases. No gender differences were found in the registered incidence of this psychosis. In 73% of cases the onset was before the age of 30%.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Krystyna Nurowska,
I Klinika Psychiatryczna lPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa