Interventions for Adult Offenders With Serious Mental Illness

Source: Joann Fontanarosa, Stacey Uhl, Olu Oyesanmi and Karen M Schoelles, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Report No.: 13-EHC107-EF, August 2013

From the abstract:
…We identified some promising treatments for individuals with serious mental illness during incarceration or during transition from incarceration to community settings. Treatment with antipsychotics other than clozapine appears to improve psychiatric symptoms more than clozapine in an incarceration setting. Two interventions, discharge planning with Medicaid-application assistance and integrated dual disorder treatment programs, appear to be effective interventions for seriously mentally ill offenders transitioning back to the community. The applicability of our findings may be limited to the populations and settings in the included studies….