Year: 1991 Source: Military Medicine, v.156, no.7, (July 1991), p.351-354 SIEC No: 19911526

Among 118 young Hispanic (101 Puerto Rican) psychiatric inpatients, somatic complaints, violence, suicidal tendency, hallucinations, sudden onset of symptoms, & dissociative behaviour each occurred in 46% or more of patients. There was no difference in clinical presentation between island Puerto Ricans & Puerto Ricans raised on the mainland. There was no relationship between these behaviours & any specific psychiatric disorder. Further study with larger control groups is called for. (23 refs.)