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Schizophrenia with and without homicide: a clinical comparative study

Mohamed Adel El-Hadidy

Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology

Volume 23, Issue 1, 95-107

 

Abstract

This is a cross-sectional controlled study aimed to examine the social and clinical differences between a sample of patients with schizophrenia who were convicted of homicide (128 patients), those who did not (118 patients). The studied groups were examined using to DSM-IV TR criteria for schizophrenia, PANSS, Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia, and The Aggression Questionnaire. The results showed that, substance use, auditory hallucination, delusional beliefs, history of previous violence, and positive family history of crime were found to be more prevalent among patients with schizophrenia who committed homicide than who did not.

 

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