Mental illness in a representative sample of homeless men in Munich, Germany

  title={Mental illness in a representative sample of homeless men in Munich, Germany},
  author={Manfred Maximilian Fichter and Michael Koniarczyk and Annette Greifenhagen and Paul Koegel and Norbert Quadflieg and H. -U. Wittchen and J. W{\"o}lz},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
The aim of the study was to reliably assess the 6-month and lifetime prevalence of mental illness according to DSM-III criteria in a representative sample of homeless individuals in the city of Munich, Germany. Because the characteristics of the homeless population were unknown, we first conducted a pre-sampling survey to determine a proportionate allocation of the main interviews in three nested sampling strata. For the pre-sampling we approached 300 males, who appeared tobe homeless, for a… CONTINUE READING
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