Journal article

Incarceration among adults living with psychosis in Indigenous populations in Cape York and the Torres Strait

Fiona Charlson, Bruce Gynther, Karin Obrecht, Ed Heffernan, Michael David, Jesse T Young, Ernest Hunter

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The relationship between psychosis and contact with the criminal justice system for Indigenous people living in rural and remote areas is not well understood. In this study, the authors examine patterns of incarceration among Indigenous people living with psychosis in Cape York and the Torres Strait over two decades. METHODS: Data were collated from a clinical database of complete psychiatric records from 1992 to 2015, extracted for all Indigenous patients with a psychotic disorder from the Remote Area Mental Health Service, and linked to the Queensland Corrections Service database. Descriptive statistics were calculated to compare characteristics between those incarcerated and th..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Investigator Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by Queensland Health who are the custodians of this database. The funder had no role in study design, data analysis, data interpretation, writing of the report or submission for publication. All authors had full access to all the study data. The corresponding author had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. F.C. is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (APP1138488) and J.T.Y. receives salary and research support from an NHMRC Investigator Grant (GNT1178027).