Co-occurring mental disorders among criminal offenders.
G. Cote and S. Hodgins,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
18(3): 271-81, 1990.
Many convicted offenders suffer from major mental disorders. These offenders commit crimes with
great frequency. They do not receive mental health care and are often found in isolation cells of
correctional facilities. The present investigation examined lifetime multiple disorders, measured by
the DIS, among a representative sample of male penitentiary inmates. Pure forms of the major mental
disorders were rare. All possible combinations of the major disorders were found to exist. No
patterns of groupings of disorders were evident.