Michael Martin publishes again!

Congratulations to PhD student Michael Martin, who published this month in the PLoS ONE journal. In the artimagesicle, entitled “Yield and Efficiency of Mental Health Screening: A Comparison of Screening Protocols at Intake to Prison,” he compares the yield (i.e. newly detected cases) and efficiency (i.e. false positives) of five screening protocols to detect mental illness in prisons against the use of mental health history taking (the prior approach to detecting mental illness).The study found that roughly 40% of prisoners with mental illness were receiving services before incarceration. While screening can identify an additional 20-30% of inmates with previously undetected mental illness, there would be between 2-3 false positives for each newly identified case. 

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