How soon will gang members start drawing disability pay?
quote: Young men who are members of street gangs are more likely to have psychiatric illnesses and access mental health services, according to new research from the UK published online in the July 12th issue of the American Journal of
Jake88 George Mason Fan LSU/Saints Fan Member since Apr 2005 12991 posts
re: Gang Membership Tied To Mental Health Problems(Posted by Jake88 on 7/13/13 at 12:08 pm to Tigah in the ATL)
Disability became the new welfare after the 1996 welfare reform act.
In regards to adult patients, because of cutural differences, black people are more likely to be misdiagnosed as schizophrenic.
In regards to kids, "crazy checks" are a commonly sought means of govt child support that carries little stigma in inner city communities. All that's required is a history of significantly bad behavior fostered by a chaotic household and a presenting complaint of "I want to kill myself." The true diagnosis should be oppositional defiant disorder or, if it's law breaking in nature, conduct disorder. Buuuut, psychiatrists and psychologists don't get paid to treat those diagnoses, so, they diagnose them with bipolar disorder or major depression and BINGO everyone gets paid, Dr. and patient.
What's the chances the majority of those kids with continued domestic chaos go on to join gangs?