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An updated picture of the mental health needs of male and female prisoners in the UK: prevalence, comorbidity, and gender differences

Tyler, Nichola, Miles, Helen, Karadag, Bessey, Rogers, Gemma (2019) An updated picture of the mental health needs of male and female prisoners in the UK: prevalence, comorbidity, and gender differences. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, . ISSN 0933-7954. (doi:10.1007/s00127-019-01690-1) (KAR id:73665)

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https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01690-1

Abstract

Purpose

Participants completed a standardised battery of psychometric assessments which screened for a range of mental health difficulties including: mental disorders, personality disorder, and substance misuse.

Results

Rates of pre-existing and current mental illness continue to be high amongst prisoners. Women report significantly higher levels of mental health need compared to men.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00127-019-01690-1
Uncontrolled keywords: Prisons, Forensic mental health, Offenders, Prisoners, Prison healthcare
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Nichola Tyler
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 12:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73665 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tyler, Nichola: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3717-1941
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