Homelessness and Mental Health

ISBN : 9780198842668

Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia; Antonio Ventriglio; Dinesh Bhugra
432 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Dec 2021
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Whilst the number of people currently experiencing homelessness cannot be precisely estimated due to varying definitions across countries and cultures, the link between homelessness and mental health disorders is undeniable. Both are strongly affected by social and economic determinants such as poverty, migration, unemployment, access to healthcare, and urbanization and, as a result, providing optimal care in the community requires understanding of the cultural context. Part of the Oxford Cultural Psychiatry series, this unique resource provides an overview of the connection between homelessness and mental health around the globe. Over 27 chapters it offers up-to-date research and policy evidence with an emphasis on developing models of social care and rehabilitation at a local level that enable easy access to mental health services. Written and edited by experts drawn from different cultural and geographical perspectives, this unique resource covers key topics such as COVID-19, dental issues, and chronic pain, the experiences of specific vulnerable groups, as well as case studies from specific countries.


Section 1: Background
1. Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, Antonio Ventriglio, and Dinesh Bhugra: Introduction
2. Phillip Timms: Homelessness and mental illness in the UK: Some historical fragments
Section 2: International Perspective
3. Stefanie Schreiter, Stefan Gutwinski, Hans-Joachim Salize, and Wulf Rossler: Continental European experience: Germany
4. Cara A. Struble and Paul A. Toro: Research on Homelessness and Mental Health: What We've Learned from Nations in the United States and Europe
5. Graham Pluck: Street Children in Latin America
6. Eszter Braun, Gabor S. Ungvari, and Gabor Gazdag: Homeless and Mental Health in Hungary
7. Julio Torales and Israel Gonzalez: Homelessness and Mental Illness in Paraguay
8. Etienne de Miranda e Silva, Anderson Sousa Martins Silva, and Joao M. Castaldelli-Maia: Mental Health in Brazilian Homeless
9. Adarsh Tripathi, Anamika Das, and Sujita Kumar Kar: Indian Perspectives on Homeless and Mental Health
10. Larina Chi-Lap Yim and Leung Chi Ming Henry: Homeless and Mental Illness in Hong Kong
Section 3: Clinical Issues
11. Guru S. Gowda, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Narayana Manjunatha, and Suresh Bada Math: Clinical Care and Rehabilitation of Homeless individuals with Mental Illnesses
12. Marc Vogel, Christian Schultz, and Stephen W. Hwang: Chronic pain in people experiencing homelessness
13. Debanjan Banerjee and Prama Bhattacharya: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Homelessness: Global Perspectives on the 'Dual Pandemic'
14. Anjali Mago, Mario Brondani, and Michael I. MacEntee: Dental care when homeless
Section 4: Psychiatric Issues
15. Neha Sharma, Joshua D. Brown, and Paul Summergrad: Neurocognitive Impairment in Homeless Persons
16. Luiz Gustavo Maestrelli, Anderson Sousa Martins Silva, and Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia: Depression in Homeless
17. Erhabor Sunday Idemudia: Mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder in homeless migrants
18. Lucas C. Davanso and Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia: Tobacco Smoking and Homelessness
Section 5: Services
19. Isabel Bernardes Ferreira, Charles Abrantes Coura, Angela Bianco, and Priscila Dib Goncalves: Psychosocial treamtment for homeless with SUD
20. Sarbani Das Roy: Homeless people in rehabilitation
21. Phillip Timms: Services for the mentally ill homeless
22. Nick Kerman and John Sylvestre: Service Experiences and Perceptions of People Experiencing Homelessness
Section 6: Special Groups
23. Marcos Roberto Vieira Garcia: LGBT Homelessness and Mental Health
24. Amal Abdel-Baki, Raphael Morisseau-Guillot, Hubert Cote, Julie Marguerite Deschenes, Virginie Dore-Gauthier, and Isabelle Sarah Levesque: Why and how should we care about homeless youth suffering from severe mental illnesses?
25. Michael Brown and Edward McCann: Homelessness among Intellectual & Developmental Disability populations: Implications for practice developments
26. Edward McCann and Michael Brown: Homelessness among youth who identify as LGBTQ+
Section 7: Conclusions
27. Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, Antonio Ventriglio, and Dinesh Bhugra: Conclusions

About the author: 

Joao Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia is Professor of Psychiatry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.; Antonio Ventriglio is Honorary Researcher, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.; Dinesh Bhugra is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London, UK.

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