An increase in substance misuse rather than other mental disorders has led to increased forensic treatment rates in the Czech Republic.

@article{Vevera2009AnII,
  title={An increase in substance misuse rather than other mental disorders has led to increased forensic treatment rates in the Czech Republic.},
  author={Jan Vevera and Jir{\'i} Svarc and Kateřina Grohmannov{\'a} and Jana Spilkov{\'a} and Jiř{\'i} Raboch and Michal Cern{\'y} and Lucie Kali{\vs}ov{\'a} and M Bartonkova and Petr Bob and Marek Susta},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={380-7}
}
It is suggested that limited access to appropriate care forces psychiatric patients towards forensic treatment or to the prison system. According to our data, the number of prisoners, the number of hospitalized psychiatric patients (from 1987 to 2007), the number of court ordered forensic treatments in the Czech Republic (from 1991 to 2007), and the rate of people in psychiatric and sex offender forensic treatment has remained constant. However, an increase (162%) in number of treatments… CONTINUE READING
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