Social integration of people with non-psychotic mental illness over the last 2 decades: the widening gap in the adult population in Belgium

Last updated on 3-4-2023 by Pierre Smith

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Purpose: Social integration is poor among people with mental illness (MI). In recent decades, many countries have developed policies to address this issue. It remains unclear, however, whether their social integration has improved over time. This study aimed to assess the evolution of the social integration of adults with moderate and severe non-psychotic MI compared to the general population without MI between 1997 and 2018 in Belgium. Methods: Data on the general adult population were retrieved from the Belgian Health Interview Survey in six cross-sectional waves from 1997 to 201…

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