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When doctor or other health professional FIRST diagnosed this other mental disorder

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For persons who mentioned that they had any other mental disorder(s) during the last 12 months (CMIOTMEN12 = 2) and who saw a doctor or other health professional for their mental disorder(s), CMIOTMDWHEN reports when the doctor or other health professional FIRST diagnosed the person with this other mental disorder.

For more information about mental disorders that were included in the survey, please refer to CMIOTMEN12.

This variable is part of the Mental Health Supplement in 1989 that collects information on the amount and distribution of mental illnesses, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of services people receive. Please use the IPUMS NHIS drop down menu and search functions for related variables.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1989: Person who reported other mental disorder in the past 12 months and saw health professional


  • 1989