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ERIC Number: EJ844582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Co-Occurring Mental Disorders among Incarcerated Women: Preliminary Findings from an Integrated Health Treatment Study
Salina, Doreen D.; Lesondak, Linda M.; Razzano, Lisa A.; Weilbaecher, Ann
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v45 n1-2 p207-225 2007
There is a growing awareness of the incidence of mental disorders among women involved in the criminal justice system. Two hundred and eighty-three women were participants in a federally-funded study and all met "DSM-IV" criteria for at least two Axis I disorders, including one substance abuse diagnosis. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (chronic) was the primary mental health diagnosis for 75% of the sample. Based on findings, the need for rigorous and accurate diagnostic evaluation for women in criminal justice settings is discussed; specific recommendations include: providing evidence-based, integrated, trauma-informed treatment, and designing comprehensive gender-specific programs to improve outcomes for incarcerated women. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois