Schizophrenia and violence: systematic review and meta-analysis
Background: Although expert opinion has asserted that there is an increased risk of violence in individuals with schizophrenia and other psychoses, there is substantial heterogeneity between studies reporting risk of violence, and uncertainty over the causes of this heterogeneity. We undertook a systematic review of studies that report on associations between violence and schizophrenia and other psychoses. In addition, we conducted a systematic review of investigations that reported on risk o...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Fazel, S. et al. (2009). 'Schizophrenia and violence: systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS Medicine, 6(8), e1000120. [Available at http://medicine.plosjournals.org]. © 2009 Fazel et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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