HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
One in seven prisoners in western countries may need psychiatric treatment

N.B. Please note that if you are outside North America the embargo date for Lancet press material is 0001 hours UK time Friday 15th February 2002.

About 9 million people are imprisoned worldwide, but the number with serious mental disorderspsychosis, major depression, and antisocial personality disorderis unknown. Seena Fazel from the University of Oxford and John Danesh from the University of Cambridge, UK, did a systematic review of surveys on such disorders in general prison populations in 12 western countries.

62 surveys included 22,790 prisoners (average age 29 years, 81% men). Around a quarter of prisoners were violent offenders in the 27 surveys with appropriate data. About 4% of men had psychotic illnesses, 10% major depression, and 65% a personality disorder, including 47% with antisocial personality disorder. 4% of women had psychotic illnesses, 12% major depression, and 42% a personality disorder, including 21% with antisocial personality disorder. Prisoners were two to four times more likely to have psychosis and major depression, and about ten times more likely to have antisocial personality disorder, than the general population.

Seena Fazel comments: "Since a few million prisoners worldwide probably have serious mental disorders (including several hundreds of thousands with potentially treatable psychosis or depression), the ability of prison health services in some countries to address these problems may well require review."


'"/>

Contact: Richard Lane
richard.lane@lancet.com
44-0-20-7611-4076
Lancet
14-Feb-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NIH funds seven science education partnership awards
2. One use every seven years makes automated external defibrillators a good buy
3. Raise eggs vitamin D3 content sevenfold by adding more vitamin D to chicken feed
4. One in seven adolescents still doesnt have health insurance
5. Care of mentally ill prisoners well below NHS standards
6. Northwestern Memorial Hospital honored with one of the nations top awards for quality
7. Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
8. NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
9. Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
10. UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimers patients via telemedicine
11. Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report

Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/19/2014)... Hands On Mobile Spa, has announced they now ... Wheels has been transformed into a utopia for the Long ... to disappear. The Virtual Tour showcases the beauty of the ... events and more. , The Virtual Tour shows viewers each ... actually an overhauled Winnebago. Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director states " It's ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 After a 13-year absence ... again returning to the stage to entertain his many ... concert performances, and the successful tour has been steadily ... , Visit Ticketability.com for a large ... shows at fair prices. , Music fans have had ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause ... sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and ... affecting about 60 percent of women. The hormonal changes ... then face a higher risk of weakened bones and ... or severe menopausal symptoms are more likely to have ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops ... reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with ... researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye ... outcomes for more than 500 people newly diagnosed with ... disease and one of the leading causes of blindness. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... This prestigious award is given ... made outstanding and innovative contributions to the physical ... private practice physical therapy by the Private Practice ... On behalf of Performance Physical Therapy, Michelle Collie ... Performance accepted the award at the Private Practice, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 2Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 3Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Joe Louis Arena: Ticketability.com Becomes a Popular Destination for Discount Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Detroit Concerts Set for February 27-28 2Health News:Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study 2Health News:Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug 2Health News:Performance Physical Therapy Awarded with Jayne L. Snyder Private Practice of the Year 2014 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , December 17, 2014 ... less than a hub of information concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s ... A further addition to the recently launched institutional website ... has now been enriched by a new chapter in the ... A richly detailed and panoramic hub on the world ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 PCCA received the Autism Hope ... ) program seal for best practices in meeting ... medical practices, materials and goods that meet strict ... Children affected by autism often have unique physical ... ingredients found in food and medicine – for ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ms3j8c/cardiac ) has announced the addition of ... Forecasts, 2012-2018"  report to their offering. Global Guidewires ... The North America accounts for ... Europe claims approximately 25% (2018). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 2Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 3Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4
Cached News: