Prevalence of psychotropic medication among federal offenders: PS83-3/373E-PDF

"Psychotropic medications, also sometimes called psychoactive medications or psychopharmaceuticals, are those that can affect the mind, emotions, or behaviours. Such medications are quite commonly prescribed, but prescription rates are not currently available for Canadian federal offenders. Given this fact, together with the relatively high rate of mental disorders among federal offenders, this study aimed to examine the frequency with which these medications are prescribed to offenders incarcerated in Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions. Understanding the rate of prescription of psychotropic medications among federal offenders is important not only for planning purposes but also to facilitate further examinations."--Executive summary, p. iii.

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Department/Agency Correctional Service Canada. Research Branch.
Title Prevalence of psychotropic medication among federal offenders
Series Title Research report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Prévalence des prescriptions de médicaments psychotropes chez les délinquants sous responsabilité fédérale. "July 2015."
Date 2015.
Number of Pages v, 18 p.
Catalogue Number
  • PS83-3/373E-PDF
Subject Terms Inmates, Prescription drugs