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Homeless Persons definition: Persons who have no permanent residence. The concept excludes nomadic peoples.
 
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Comorbid psychiatric illness can undermine outcomes among homeless persons undergoing addiction treatment, and psychiatric specialty care is not always readily available.

Stefan G Kertesz et al.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1 (7), 11 Sep 2006

The prognosis for nonsubstance abuse psychiatric diagnoses among homeless persons receiving behaviorally-based addiction treatment, however, is little studied.

Stefan G Kertesz et al.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1 (7), 11 Sep 2006

Data from an addiction treatment trial for 95 cocaine-dependent homeless persons (1996–1998) were used to profile psychiatric diagnoses at baseline and 6 months, including mood-related disorders (e.g. depression) and anxiety-related disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder).

Stefan G Kertesz et al.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1 (7), 11 Sep 2006

Among cocaine-dependent homeless persons with psychiatric comorbidity undergoing behavioral addiction treatment, a reduction in comorbid psychiatric disorder prevalence was observed over 6 months.

Stefan G Kertesz et al.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1 (7), 11 Sep 2006

In 2004, homeless persons in the United States accounted for 175,300 admissions to substance abuse treatment facilities receiving public funding [ 1 ], with recent cocaine use reported in 46% of those admissions [ 2 ].

Stefan G Kertesz et al.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 1 (7), 11 Sep 2006

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