Determining the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among remand populations has been made a priority in England and Wales.
Differences in legal process and psychiatric services in Scotland make similar research there important.
Demographic data were collected on 389 prisoners, the Clinical Interview Schedule was completed and cognitive function assessed.
The prevalence of major psychiatric disorders was low.
Less severe symptoms were more common.
The sample was of average IQ, but low educational attainment.
Reported drug abuse was high.
Few of those interviewed required hospital care, but other symptoms and drug-related problems may place heavy demands on prison medical and psychiatric services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Trouble psychiatrique, Milieu carcéral, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Quotient intellectuel, Aptitude intellectuelle, Niveau étude, Symptomatologie, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Mental disorder, Carceral environment, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Intelligence quotient, Intellectual ability, Education level, Symptomatology, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 95-0564585
Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 01/03/1996.