Depression and anxiety disorder among older male inmates at a federal correctional facility.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The conditions of incarceration and the sociodemographic and health characteristics of 95 older male inmates of a federal correctional facility were studied to determine the relationship of such variables to rates of psychiatric disorder among older male inmates. A total of 51 inmates (53.7 percent) met one-month criteria for psychiatric disorder, a much higher rate than among a community sample of men in the same geographic area. Compared with inmates without such disorders, inmates with disorders were likely to be younger, to have a history of psychiatric disorder and substance abuse, to have poorer physical health, to have impaired social support, and to be serving a determinate sentence with no possibility of parole. Few were receiving treatment while incarcerated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Koenig, HG; Johnson, S; Bellard, J; Denker, M; Fenlon, R

Published Date

  • April 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 399 - 401

PubMed ID

  • 7788465

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1075-2730

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ps.46.4.399


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States