Psychiatric and substance abuse disorders among male urban jail detainees.

  title={Psychiatric and substance abuse disorders among male urban jail detainees.},
  author={Linda A. Teplin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={84 2},
This paper presents prevalence rates by race/ethnicity and age for nine psychiatric and substance use disorders found in a random sample of 728 male jail detainees. Two thirds of the sample detainees had had a disorder other than antisocial personality during their lifetimes; half of these had had an episode within 2 weeks of the interview. More than 30% currently had either a severe mental disorder or a substance use disorder. Detainees with severe mental disorders or substance use disorders… CONTINUE READING

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