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Prevalence and characteristics of mental disorders in jails and prisons.

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The published literature from 2004 on mental disorders in jails and prisons was reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: A number of important studies on prisoner suicide, older prisoners, prison medical services and inmate mental health are highlighted, which provide useful potential interventions to improve the care of mentally ill prisoners. Relevant pieces on ethical issues are also discussed. SUMMARY: Despite increasing prison populations worldwide and robust evidence that serious ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current opinion in psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
5
Pages:
550-554
Publication date:
2005-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-6578
ISSN:
0951-7367
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:176949
UUID:
uuid:8e743177-a652-4046-bf60-4ebcc911e69c
Local pid:
pubs:176949
Source identifiers:
176949
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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