Male Admissions with Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: 2005

These new federal numbers suggest that either people Minkoff are grossly overestimating rates of mental illness or practitioners completing the federal reporting forms are grossly underestimating the prevalence of mental illness.

Of the approximately 544,800 male admissions in these 26 States in 2005, 16 percent (86,500) were admissions with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders (hereafter referred to as co-occurring disorders). This report compares the characteristics of male admissions with co-occurring disorders and male admissions without co-occurring disorders.