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Fifteen per cent of people treated for mental health disorders are homeless

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Q What is the prevalence of homelessness in people treated for mental health disorders?

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Cross sectional study.

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Adult Mental Health Services database in San Diego County, USA, for the fiscal year 1999–2000.

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10 340 adults with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression, who received treatment at least once during the year, and had data available for ethnicity, living situation, and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score. People in jail or locked psychiatric facilities were excluded.

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People were …

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