Julie Mullis

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Very little is known about one of the most common mental health problems facing the homeless: high levels of depressive symptomatology. This paper explains variation in the prevalence of depressive symptoms (CES-D) for a random sample of 150 shelter- and street-based homeless persons in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Fifty-nine percent of the sample show(More)
Research indicates that imitation is a promising strategy for early intervention with children who have autism. Using a single case design we studied the effectiveness of an established imitation-based intervention, Intensive Interaction, for two 3-year-olds with autism. Outcome measures were the propensity to give social attention during imitation sessions(More)
Gender differences in health risks and symptoms are compared for a survey sample of 100 homeless persons and for the general population. Homeless men appear at greater risk of exhibiting symptoms. Nonetheless, homeless women report more symptoms, a result consistent with general population trends. Predisposing illnesses were the most accurate predictors of(More)
Center for Epidemiological Studies (CES) Depression Scale results for surveys of homeless, community-wide and selected distressed samples are compared. Nearly four times the percentage of homeless fit the criterion for clinical caseness (a score of 16+) compared to the general population (74 to 19 percent). None of the distressed samples exhibited a higher(More)
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