volume 76, issue 1, P3-9 2007
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.76.3
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Abstract: This report described the distribution of the patients who had been treated by psychiatrist in the National Tamazenshouen Sanatorium, a major leprosarium in Japan. We also investigated the characteristics of patients who had suffered a depressive episode during the last 5 years. Somatic symptoms were the predominant symptoms and were not limited to clinical signs unique to leprosy. The period of isolation was not significantly correlated with the geriatric depression scale. Forty-two residents had committed su…

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