a1 Medico-Social Research Board, Midland, South Eastern and Western Health Boards, Ireland
In-patient data show high rates for mental illness in the Republic of Ireland, particularly for schizophrenia. ‘One-day prevalence’ figures from the Three County psychiatric case register have been compared with similar data from the Camberwell register. The results confirm much higher contact rates in Ireland.
c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Dermot Walsh, Medico- Social Research Board, 73 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
1 With the help of Drs M. Reynolds, P. Spellman, S O'Shea, O. Leavy, P. O'Doherty, M. Waldron, G. CoughIan, A. Early, S. Geraghty and P. Fitzgerald; Messrs M. McCauley, C. Delaney, J. Smith, B. Costelloe, P. Bane; Misses P. Coffey, A. Dempsey, E. Cox, A. O'Keeffe; and Mrs P. Bane, C. Lennon and K. Jenkyns.