Study: Association Between Prison Time, Mental Illness Bidirectional.

HealthDay (4/6, Gardner) reported, “According to a recent study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the link between prison time and mental illness is a two-way street.” Even though “many incarcerated people exhibit such problems as impulse control disorders – which normally first appear in childhood or adolescence – before they enter the correctional system, incarceration itself seems to cause major depression.” This finding “may help explain why so many inmates have trouble re-entering society when they are released, said the authors of the study,” which examined data on some 5,700 people.

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— “Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars, “Amanda Gardner, HealthDay, April 5, 2013.

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