The characteristics of homeless people in Europe are almost unknown.
The aim of this study was to describe the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R/CIDI mental disorders among the homeless population of Madrid.
A total of 261 homeless subjects, sampled from different sites, participated in the study.
In terms of DSM-III-R lifetime rates, 50% of the sample had substance-related disorders and 35% had non-substance-related disorders.
In total, 67% of the study subjects had some type of disorder.
The lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia (4%) was lower than reported in most previous studies.
Although the mental illness pattern is similar to that observed in studies using the same diagnostic methods, the results reported here show a lower prevalence of drug abuse and schizophrenic disorders.
The reasons for these cultural differences and their implications for international public health research are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Trouble psychiatrique, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Version revisée, Epidémiologie, Sans domicile fixe, Espagne, Europe, Association morbide, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Psychométrie, Homme, Composite International Diagnostic Interview
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Mental disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual III, Revised drafting, Epidemiology, Homeless, Spain, Europe, Concomitant disease, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Psychometrics, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 19/12/1997.