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Characteristics of Homeless Mentally Ill Inpatients
Jose D. Arana
Psychiatric Services 1990; doi:
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Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, The Walter P. Carter Community Mental Health Center in Baltimore, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 645 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

1990 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Several features in this sample of hospitalized homeless mentally ill patients deserve special attention: the relatively low proportion with major mental illness, a marked tendency to comply with treatment recommendations, and a lack of correspondence between an admitting diagnosis of depression and a discharge diagnosis of depression. It is clearly necessary to further investigate this heterogeneous and challenging patient population to more accurately assess the extent of their psychopathology.

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