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Hidden psychiatric morbidity in elderly prisoners.

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BACKGROUND: The number of elderly prisoners has increased significantly in Western countries over the past decade. Little is known about the psychiatric morbidity of this population. AIMS: To determine the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in elderly sentenced prisoners. METHOD: A stratified sample of 203 male sentenced prisoners aged over 59 years, from 15 prisons in England and Wales, representing one in five men in this age group, was interviewed using semistructured standardised instrum...

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10.1192/bjp.179.6.535

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
179
Issue:
DEC.
Pages:
535-539
Publication date:
2001-12-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:14a581c1-d119-47bb-9960-d93c5376bebc
Source identifiers:
176971
Local pid:
pubs:176971

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