Neighborhood structural characteristics and mental disorder: Faris and Dunham revisited.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examined the relationship between neighborhood structural characteristics and mental disorder using data from the National Institute of Mental Health's Epidemiological Catchment (ECA) surveys (n = 11,686). After controlling for individual-level characteristics, we found that neighborhood disadvantage was associated with higher rates of major depression and substance abuse disorder, and that neighborhood residential mobility was associated with higher rates of schizophrenia, major depression, and substance abuse disorder. Implications for future research on the social ecology of mental disorder are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silver, E; Mulvey, EP; Swanson, JW

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1457 - 1470

PubMed ID

  • 12231022

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-9536

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0277-9536(01)00266-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England