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A follow-up study of people with severe mental illness treated by a specialist homeless team

  • Sue Odell (a1) and Martin Commander (a1)
Abstract
Aim and method

To follow up homeless people with psychoses treated by a dedicated team; changes in accommodation, risk behaviour, mental state and psychiatric care were examined.

Results

Service uptake improved as did symptomatology and residential stability. However, substance use and criminality continued to be prevalent and a minority remained homeless.

Clinical implications

Specialist psychiatric teams are a valuable adjunct to mainstream services in areas with high levels of homelessness.

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A follow-up study of people with severe mental illness treated by a specialist homeless team

  • Sue Odell (a1) and Martin Commander (a1)
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