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Psychiatric morbidity among homicide offenders: a Swedish population study.

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OBJECTIVE: The authors examined psychiatric diagnoses of all individuals convicted of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden from 1988 to 2001 (N=2,005). METHOD: High-quality national crime and hospital registers were linked to investigate standardized psychiatric diagnoses of homicide offenders. RESULTS: The presence or absence of psychiatric diagnoses was ascertained for 1,625 (81%) of the homicide offenders; 1,464 (90%) of these offenders had a psychiatric diagnosis. Twenty percent (N=...

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Journal:
The American journal of psychiatry
Volume:
161
Issue:
11
Pages:
2129-2131
Publication date:
2004-11-05
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
URN:
uuid:84b72b59-8be6-4308-a141-e4f5b90c353a
Source identifiers:
177055
Local pid:
pubs:177055

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