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Comment & Response
June 23/30, 2015

Housing for Homeless Adults With Mental Illness—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

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JAMA. 2015;313(24):2493-2494. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5748

In Reply The At Home/Chez Soi study recruited adults experiencing homelessness and mental illness and stratified them into high- and moderate-needs groups. The prevalence of depression among unselected homeless adults is reported to range from 0% to 49%.1 A higher prevalence among homeless individuals experiencing mental illness is therefore not surprising.

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