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Mental health problems of the Edinburgh 'roofless'.

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BACKGROUND: The roofless have not been previously surveyed in detail looking specifically at their psychiatric status. METHOD: All roofless people in a discrete area were interviewed in their 'skippers' using a semi-structured interview. Other roofless people helped in case finding and diagnostic validity was confirmed using a computerised case register. RESULTS: Sixty-five people were interviewed. High rates of substance abuse (n = 48, 75%), and very low rates of psychotic illness (n = 2, 3%...

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10.1192/bjp.165.4.537

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science More from this journal
Volume:
165
Issue:
4
Pages:
537-540
Publication date:
1994-10-01
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
Language:
English
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pubs:127621
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uuid:cbda462f-eb24-453f-ae50-c86ae2c89475
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pubs:127621
Source identifiers:
127621
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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