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The risk of violence in psychotics

Taylor, Pamela Jane 1986. The risk of violence in psychotics. Integrative Psychiatry 4 (1) , pp. 12-24.

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Suggests that violence seems more frequent among psychotic than nonpsychotic or healthy people. Although some social factors are important, the psychotic illness may contribute directly to violence. In particular, psychotics acting on delusional beliefs appear more likely to commit serious violence than more rationally motivated psychotics. Studies of the occurrence of violence among psychotics are reviewed, and the characteristics of potentially violent patients are described. It is suggested that an improvement in psychiatric services for psychotics is vital. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 0735-3847
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:49

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