Health, drugs and service use among deprived single men: comparing (subgroups) of single male welfare recipients against employed single men in Amsterdam

  title={Health, drugs and service use among deprived single men: comparing (subgroups) of single male welfare recipients against employed single men in Amsterdam},
  author={Tjerk C Kamann and Matty A.S. de Wit and Stephan W Cremer and Aartjan T.F. Beekman},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Objectives To aid public health policy in preventing severe social exclusion (like homelessness) and promoting social inclusion (like labour market participation), we aimed to quantify (unmet) health needs of an expectedly vulnerable population on which little was known about: single male welfare recipients (SIM-welfare). One of the main policy questions was: is there need to promote access to healthcare for this specific group? Design A cross-sectional study incorporating peer-to-peer… 


Psychiatric disorders and mortality among people in homeless shelters in Denmark: a nationwide register-based cohort study
Health problems are extensive in the homeless shelter population and there is an urgent need for more sustained efforts to reduce the high morbidity and mortality, especially from external causes.
Psychiatric morbidity, service use, and need for care in the general population: results of The Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study.
The role of general medical practitioners in treating persons with psychiatric disorders is more limited than was anticipated and patients in categories associated with extensive use of professional care are more likely to have unmet care needs.
Unemployment and health care utilization.
Unemployed persons had increased hospitalization rates before their current spell of unemployment and for persons without prior mental health care, hospitalization increased after a period of unemployment.
Mortality and Life Expectancy in Homeless Men and Women in Rotterdam: 2001–2010
Homeless adults face excessive losses in life expectancy, with greatest disadvantages among homeless women and the younger age groups.
Unemployment impairs mental health: Meta-analyses
Abstract The effect of unemployment on mental health was examined with meta-analytic methods across 237 cross-sectional and 87 longitudinal studies. The average overall effect size was d  = 0.51 with
Unemployment and substance use: a review of the literature (1990-2010).
  • D. Henkel
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Current drug abuse reviews
  • 2011
A comprehensive review of the international research published between 1990 and 2010 on the prevalence of substance use/disorders among the unemployed and employed, the impact of substance abuse on unemployment and vice versa, the effect of unemployment on alcohol/ drug addiction treatment and smoking cessation, and the relationship between business cycle, unemployment rate and substance use is summarized.
Employment status, mental disorders and service use in the working age population.
Common mental disorders are less prevalent among the employed than among unemployed and economically inactive people, and among those with anxiety or alcohol use disorders, service use is less common among theemployed than among the unemployed.
Screening for serious mental illness in the general population.
The brevity and accuracy of the K6 and K10 scales make them attractive screens for SMI, and routine inclusion of either scale in clinical studies would create an important, and heretofore missing, crosswalk between community and clinical epidemiology.
The Prevalence of Mental Disorders among the Homeless in Western Countries: Systematic Review and Meta-Regression Analysis
Homeless people in Western countries are substantially more likely to have alcohol and drug dependence than the age-matched general population in those countries, and the prevalences of psychotic illnesses and personality disorders are higher.
Work, unemployment, and mental health
Here is a challenging study on the effects of work and unemployment on mental health. Examined in this comprehensive study are issues such as why some people are more harmed by unemployment than