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Letters to the Editor
December 1998

Midtown Manhattan Prevalence Rates and the Implied Need for Treatment: Meeting the Challenge of Public Mental Health

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998;55(12):1146-1147. doi:

In providing a historical perspective on the lifetime rates of psychiatric disorders estimated in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study and the National Comorbidity Survey, Regier et al1 state that " . . . rates had ranged . . . to highs of . . . 81.5% in midtown Manhattan, NY." A precise and useful summary was provided by Regier et al2 as follows:

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