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=...Expand abstract
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Psychiatric morbidity among homicide offenders: a Swedish population study.
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