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Department of Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Kathleen McKinney

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The objective of this study is to determine if there is a correlation between adult bi-polar disorder and/or schizophrenia and instances of hunger or of cutting back of food. Many factors contribute to the hardship of individuals with mental illness and hunger can be one of them. Hunger is an occurrence that many individuals overlook in the United States. Secondary data is used from the Inter-University Consortium Political and Social Research 20240 Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys 2001-2003. We expect that a moderate link will exist between these individuals with these DSM-IV diagnosed mental disorders and the occurrence of household reduction of food.

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An Investigation of the Link between Adult Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia and Hunger

The objective of this study is to determine if there is a correlation between adult bi-polar disorder and/or schizophrenia and instances of hunger or of cutting back of food. Many factors contribute to the hardship of individuals with mental illness and hunger can be one of them. Hunger is an occurrence that many individuals overlook in the United States. Secondary data is used from the Inter-University Consortium Political and Social Research 20240 Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys 2001-2003. We expect that a moderate link will exist between these individuals with these DSM-IV diagnosed mental disorders and the occurrence of household reduction of food.