On vagrancy and psychosis


Paradoxically, due to recent mental health legislation, the mentally handicapped of the developed world find themselves in the same situation as the majority of those in the developing world who never had contact with a mental health service. A survey of the literature and of the situation in Egypt and Lesotho suggests marked coincidence of vagrancy and chronic mental illness. In both the developed and developing world, adequate services to support these people are lacking.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00778677

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@article{Baasher1983OnVA, title={On vagrancy and psychosis}, author={T. Baasher and A. S. E. D. Elhakim and K. El Fawal and R. Giel and T. W. Harding and V. B. Wankiiri R.N.}, journal={Community Mental Health Journal}, year={1983}, volume={19}, pages={27-41} }