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Isabelle Aube Linden, Marissa Y. Mar, Gregory R. Werker, Kerry Jang, Michael Krausz
The Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver is the subject of considerable research due to high rates of drug use, poverty, crime, infectious disease, and mental illness. This paper first presents a brief background to the DTES and then presents a...
Isabelle A. Linden, Gregory R. Werker, Christian G. Schutz, Marissa Y. Mar, Michael Krausz, Kerry Jang
Objectives: This paper presents an analysis of the frequency and rates of substance use of 500 homeless individuals in three different geographic homeless populations in British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver, Victoria, and Prince...
Angelo G.I. Maremmani, Silvia Bacciardi, Nicole D. Gehring, Luca Cambioli, Christian Schütz, Kerry Jang, Michael Krausz
The comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and drug use is a well-documented and widespread problem. In particular, substance abuse in individuals with schizophrenia shows a high degree of comorbidity, as does substance use disorder (SUD) in...
Silvia Bacciardi, Angelo G.I. Maremmani, Nooshin Nikoo, Luca Cambioli, Christian Schütz4, Kerry Jang, Michael Krausz
Introduction Links between Bipolar Disorder (BD) and medical conditions are increasingly reported. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a prevalent medical condition found in homeless populations. Aim This paper examines the correlation between the...
Angelo Giovanni Icro Maremmani, Silvia Bacciardi, Nicole D. Gehring, Luca Cambioli, Christian Schütz, Hagop S. Akiskal, Kerry Jang, Michael Krausz
Background: Homeless individuals are an extremely vulnerable and underserved population characterized by overlapping problems of mental illness and substance use. Given the fact that mood disorders are frequently associated with substance use...