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by Dinesh Bhugra

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ISBN:
0521452023
Author:
Dinesh Bhugra
Category:
Medicine & Health Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 28, 1996)
Pages:
343 pages
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In a study in Western societies, homeless people have a higher prevalence of mental illness when compared to the general population. They also are more likely to suffer from alcoholism and drug dependency.

In a study in Western societies, homeless people have a higher prevalence of mental illness when compared to the general population. It is estimated that 20–25% of homeless people, compared with 6% of the non-homeless, have severe mental illness. Others estimate that up to one-third of the homeless suffer from mental illness.

Selected mental health and social characteristics of 51 homeless persons drawn as a probability sample from missions are compared to those of 1,338 men aged 18-64 years living in households from the NIMH Epidemiologic Catchment Area survey conducted in Eastern Baltimore. Differences between the two groups were small with respect to age, race, education, and military service but the differences in mental health status, utilization patterns, and social dysfunction were large. About one-third of the homeless scored high on the General Health Questionnaire which measures distress.

Homelessness and Mental Health. Published online: 15 October 2009. This book brings together the experience of mental health care teams around the world in addressing the problems of mental illness in the homeless. The difficulties in assessment and service delivery are discussed at length with an emphasis on application of existing knowledge in health care.

Homelessness and Mental Health book. Homelessness and Mental Health (Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry). 0521037735 (ISBN13: 9780521037730). As homelessness becomes an increasingly serious issue, the.

Author: Dinesh Bhugra  . Social Inclusion and Mental Health. People with mental illness are among the most socially excluded in our society today.

Items related to Homelessness and Mental Health (Studies in Social . Book Description: Homelessness is an increasing global problem which.

Items related to Homelessness and Mental Health (Studies in Social an. . ISBN 13: 9780521452021. By addressing social policy implications and clinical management as well as providing models and definitions of homelessness in different cultures, this book will offer practical support for all those who work with the homeless. Book Description: Homelessness is an increasing global problem which poses particular challenges with respect to appropriate mental health care, assessment, and service delivery. Studies in social and community psychiatry. 1. Introduction, Dinesh Bhugra. 2. Homelessness and mental illness: a brief history, Philip Timms. 3. Models of homelessness, Alan McNaught and Dinesh Bhugra. They also are more likely to be alcoholics and suffer from drug dependency. It is estimated that 20-25% of homeless people, compared with 6% of the non-homeless, have severe mental illness. Studies have found that there is a correlation between homelessness and incarceration.

4. 5 Introduction The multiple health problems encountered by homeless people are of increasing concern, and the plight of those with mental health problems is particularly problematic.

As homelessness becomes an increasingly serious issue, the mental health of homeless people is beginning to appear on the agendas of politicians and policy makers, as well as health care workers. In contrast to the popular "Skid Row" stereotype that the word "homeless" tends to trigger, many are in fact families and young single people. The health needs of these different kinds of people are, of course, varied. This volume brings together the experiences of mental health teams from around the world in addressing the problems of mental illness in the homeless. The difficulties in assessment and treatment are discussed at length with an emphasis on the application of existing knowledge in health care. By addressing social policy implications and clinical management as well as providing models and definitions of homelessness in different cultures, this book will offer practical support for all those who work with the homeless.