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  1. Fulltext. Mentally disordered women in jail : Who receives services ?

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    Many jail inmates have severe psychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, major affective disorders).

    The courts have mandated that detainees have a constitutional right to treatment.

    We investigated what proportion of female jail detainees needed mental health services, what proportion received services, and what variables predicted who received services.

    Methods

    Trained interviewers administered a psychiatric evaluation (the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule) to 1272 randomly selected female jail detainees during jail intake in a large Midwestern city.

    Project staff then documented whether women subsequently received services, using records and case files.

    Results

    Of the women who needed services, 23.5% received them while they were in jail.

    Type of disorder, treatment history, and socio-demographic variables all affected the odds of a mentally ill woman's receiving services.

    Conclusions

    Correctional health care is a growing national public health problem.

    The magnitude of mental health service needs far exceeds current resources.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Femme, Homme, Milieu carcéral, Besoin, Offre, Soin, Traitement, Santé mentale, Facteur sociodémographique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Woman, Human, Carceral environment, Need, Offer, Care, Treatment, Mental health

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0307349

    Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 15/07/1997.