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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity in Homeless Adults: Prevalence, Correlates, and Sex Differences
Author(s): Iris Torchalla;, Verena Strehlau, Kathy Li, Isabelle Aube Linden, François Noël, Michael Krausz
Publication Date: 2014
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are highly prevalent in homeless populations, and rates are typically greater among males. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common co-occurring condition among individuals with SUDs; however, little attention has been directed to examining this comorbidity in homeless populations. Although some studies indicate considerable sex differences among individuals with PTSD, it has also been suggested that sex dif...
Author(s): François Noël, Akm Moniruzzaman, Julian Somers, Jim Frankish, Verena Strehlau, Christian Schütz, Michael Krausz
Publication Date: 2015
Purpose Previous cross-sectional studies have indicated that homeless individuals may present with high rates of suicidal ideation, which are strongly associated with completed suicide. We conducted the first known longitudinal study of suicidal ideation in the homeless. Methods We used data collected over 24 months in the Vancouver At Home project (N = 497), comprised two randomized-controlled trials of housing interventions for homeless indi...