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Homicide in discharged patients with schizophrenia and other psychoses: a national case-control study.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with homicide after discharge from hospital in patients with schizophrenia and other psychoses. DESIGN: All homicides committed by patients with psychosis within 6 months of hospital discharge were identified in Sweden from 1988-2001 and compared with patients with psychoses discharged over the same time period who did not subsequently commit any violent offences. Medical records were then collected, and data extracted using a validated protocol. ...

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Journal:
Schizophrenia research More from this journal
Volume:
123
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
263-269
Publication date:
2010-11-01
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EISSN:
1573-2509
ISSN:
0920-9964

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