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The prevalence of mental disorders among the homeless in western countries: systematic review and meta-regression analysis.

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BACKGROUND: There are well over a million homeless people in Western Europe and North America, but reliable estimates of the prevalence of major mental disorders among this population are lacking. We undertook a systematic review of surveys of such disorders in homeless people. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We searched for surveys of the prevalence of psychotic illness, major depression, alcohol and drug dependence, and personality disorder that were based on interviews of samples of unselected home...

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Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
5
Issue:
12
Pages:
e225
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:4fd93194-37cb-4922-96a6-fcdefa8d90f0
Source identifiers:
165216
Local pid:
pubs:165216

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