Mental health services for homeless: patient profile and factors associated with suicide and homicide.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/227493
Title:
Mental health services for homeless: patient profile and factors associated with suicide and homicide.
Authors:
Dunne, E; Duggan, M; O'Mahony, J
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. elaine.dunne@ucc.ie
Citation:
Mental health services for homeless: patient profile and factors associated with suicide and homicide. 2012, 105 (3):71-2, 74 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/227493
PubMed ID:
22558811
Abstract:
This study aimed to establish a profile of users of the mental health service for homeless in Cork, comparing this group with those attending a General Adult Service. The homeless group were significantly more likely to be male (89% v. 46%o), unemployed (96% v. 68%), unmarried (98% v. 75%) and under 65 (94% v. 83%). Diagnostically, there was a significantly higher prevalence of schizophrenia (50% v. 34%); personality disorder (37% v. 11%) and substance dependence (74% v. 19%) in the homeless service users. They were more likely to have a history of deliberate self harm (54% v. 21%) and violence (48% v. 10%). Severe mental illness has a high prevalence in the homeless population, with particularly high levels of factors associated with suicide and homicide. Poor compliance and complexity of illness lead to a requirement for significant input from multidisciplinary mental health teams members.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Female; Homeless Persons; Homicide; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mental Disorders; Mental Health Services; Middle Aged; Sex Factors; Socioeconomic Factors; Suicide; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-05T09:23:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-05T09:23:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationMental health services for homeless: patient profile and factors associated with suicide and homicide. 2012, 105 (3):71-2, 74 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22558811-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/227493-
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to establish a profile of users of the mental health service for homeless in Cork, comparing this group with those attending a General Adult Service. The homeless group were significantly more likely to be male (89% v. 46%o), unemployed (96% v. 68%), unmarried (98% v. 75%) and under 65 (94% v. 83%). Diagnostically, there was a significantly higher prevalence of schizophrenia (50% v. 34%); personality disorder (37% v. 11%) and substance dependence (74% v. 19%) in the homeless service users. They were more likely to have a history of deliberate self harm (54% v. 21%) and violence (48% v. 10%). Severe mental illness has a high prevalence in the homeless population, with particularly high levels of factors associated with suicide and homicide. Poor compliance and complexity of illness lead to a requirement for significant input from multidisciplinary mental health teams members.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHomeless Persons-
dc.subject.meshHomicide-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMental Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMental Health Services-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshSex Factors-
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors-
dc.subject.meshSuicide-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleMental health services for homeless: patient profile and factors associated with suicide and homicide.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork. elaine.dunne@ucc.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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