Walid Khalid Abdul-Hamid

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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are: (1) to assess the feasibility and usefulness of using the Needs Schedule on older homeless individuals; (2) to measure the needs of the elderly homeless individual for mental health services and whether these needs could be met by the same services that cater for younger individuals. DESIGN AND SETTING This(More)
BACKGROUND There is little research evidence as to whether general adult psychiatry or old age psychiatry should look after old people with enduring mental illness. AIMS To compare the extent to which general adult and old age psychiatric services meet the needs of older people with enduring mental illness. METHOD A total of 74 elderly patients with(More)
The birthplace of the specialty of psychiatry was in the asylum, which was created to divert patients from workhouses where the most disadvantaged and destitute people with mental illness were to be found. The current welfare reforms are endangering the welfare and livelihood of the most disadvantaged of our patients. These reforms in the authors' opinion(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies on the elderly mentally ill (graduates) have been undertaken in mental hospital settings and on populations being resettled from hospitals. This paper aims to assess the characteristics and service needs of an epidemiological sample of elderly mentally ill. AIMS The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics,(More)
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