Year: 1992 Source: Psychosomatic Medicine, v.54, no.2, (March-April 1992), p.240-245 SIEC No: 19920199

The effect of cross-cultural factors on psychiatric consultations in a general hospital was examined. 476 patients receiving a consultation were contrasted with 14,620 who did not. There were more requests for evaluation of depression & suicide in Hispanics & fewer such requests in blacks. Hispanics were more frequently diagnosed with adjustment disorders; blacks with primary thought disorders & delirium; & Anglos with dementia. The authors call for more research to explain these differences.