alexa Are rates of psychiatric disorders in the homeless population changing?
Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Journal of Clinical Trials

Author(s): North CS, Eyrich KM, Pollio DE, Spitznagel EL, North CS, Eyrich KM, Pollio DE, Spitznagel EL

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Abstract OBJECTIVES: We examined the prevalence of psychiatric illness among 3 homeless populations in St. Louis, Mo, in approximately 1980, 1990, and 2000. The 3 studies were conducted with the same systemic research methodology. METHODS: We compared selected demographics and lifetime substance abuse and dependence and other mental illness among the 3 populations. RESULTS: Among the homeless populations we studied, the prevalence of mood and substance use disorders dramatically increased, and the number of minorities within these populations has increased. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of psychiatric illness, including substance abuse and dependence, is not static in the homeless population. Service systems need to be aware of potential prevalence changes and the impact of these changes on service needs.
This article was published in Am J Public Health and referenced in Journal of Clinical Trials

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