Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2002;4:81-85
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The psychiatric services literature has long reported mental illness
to be a chief cause of criminal activity, homelessness, and
unemployment in mentally ill individuals. This literature, however,
often ignores the impact of the broader social context that
encompasses mental illness and these social ills. This article
analyzes the approach traditionally used in psychiatric services
research to link social ills and mental illness and compares the
findings of such research with findings of studies that take the broader social context of mental illness into account.