Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among remand prisoners in Scotland.

  title={Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among remand prisoners in Scotland.},
  author={Michael Davidson and Martin S. Humphreys and Eve C. Johnstone and Danny Owens},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={167 4},
BACKGROUND Determining the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among remand populations has been made a priority in England and Wales. Differences in legal process and psychiatric services in Scotland make similar research there important. METHOD Demographic data were collected on 389 prisoners, the clinical Interview Schedule was completed and cognitive function assessed. RESULTS The prevalence of major psychiatric disorders was low. Less severe symptoms were more common. The sample was of… CONTINUE READING