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Severe mental illness in 33,588 prisoners worldwide: systematic review and meta-regression analysis.

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BACKGROUND: High levels of psychiatric morbidity in prisoners have been documented in many countries, but it is not known whether rates of mental illness have been increasing over time or whether the prevalence differs between low-middle-income countries compared with high-income ones. AIMS: To systematically review prevalence studies for psychotic illness and major depression in prisoners, provide summary estimates and investigate sources of heterogeneity between studies using meta-regressi...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.111.096370

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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
200
Issue:
5
Pages:
364-373
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:65fa5244-d99f-401f-8cc9-2844eec03dec
Source identifiers:
334029
Local pid:
pubs:334029

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