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:4/17/2014)... that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer ... and isolation. , However, new research a project ... Americans for six years found that Internet use ... by more than 30 percent. , "That,s a very ... professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014 By discovering a new mechanism that ... stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the Salk Institute ... limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex ... of death and primary reason for disability in the ... stroke and lets blood-borne material into the brain, causing ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the ... in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to ... complex has been shown to perform both jobs. This ... to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer care ... in the journal Developmental Cell . , "These ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 2014) Population Council scientists and their partners have ... and can prevent the transmission of multiple sexually transmitted ... animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), and human ... data that the gel is effective against multiple strains ... the vagina against all three viruses of at least ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates ... by researchers at the University of Illinois at ... of print in the Archives of Physical ... improved vascular function in people who had not ... regardless of their level of physical activity. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2Health News:Dual role: Key cell division proteins also power up mitochondria 2Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2Health News:Massage therapy improves circulation, eases muscle soreness 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... InformEx, North America,s leading business partnering ... the 30 th edition of its annual conference at ... January 21-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/NY05330LOGO-a ) ... and specialty chemical companies will take part in the conference, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Ore. , Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s ... a targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place and ... adjunct to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or ... tissue repair heals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation ... Leadership Summit , May 14-16, 2014 at the Global ... . This is the premier ... breakthrough achievements through open innovation. Participants will learn how ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
Cached News: